Seller Tips

With buyers, first impressions count. When you are ready to sell, a small investment in time and money will give your home an edge over other properties in the area when the time comes to show it to a prospective buyer. Below are some suggestions that will help you get top market value:

General Maintenance
• Oil squeaky doors
• Tighten doorknobs
• Replace burned-out lights
• Clean and repair windows
• Touch up chipped paint
• Repair cracked plaster
• Repair leaking faucets and toilets

Spic and Span
• Shampoo carpets
• Clean washer, dryer and utility sink
• Clean furnace
• Clean refrigerator and stove
• Clean and freshen bathrooms

The First Impression
• Clean and tidy entrance
• Functional doorbell
• Polish door hardware

The Spacious Look
• Clear stairs and halls
• Store excess furniture
• Clear counters and stove
• Make closets neat and tidy

Curb Appeal
• Cut lawns
• Trim shrubs and lawns
• Weed and edge gardens
• Pick up any litter
• Clear walk and driveway of leaves, snow and ice
• Repair gutters and eaves
• Touch up exterior paint
• Remove unnecessary vehicles, bikes and toys

An Inviting Atmosphere
• Be absent during showings
• Turn on all lights
• Light fireplace
• Open draperies in the daytime
• Play quiet background music
• Keep pets outdoors
• Set out arrangements of fresh flowers
• Bake a package of cinnamon rolls
Perry Pentiuk
Perry Pentiuk
Broker/Owner, Builder