Getting your Home in Shape for a Showing

    Homes that have been well-maintained and convey pride of ownership appeal to perceptive, motivated buyers. Below are some simple steps you can take to ensure your home is in “show shape” when you are ready to sell.

    • Clean or replace carpets and/or other flooring, such as vinyl or hardwoods.
    • Wash the windows and window coverings.
    • Clean the kitchen and baths until they sparkle.
    • Clear and pack away clutter and sell or store excess furniture.
    • Clean your closets–extra storage space helps sell homes.
    • Paint or touch up any rooms that need it. Use neutral colors, which have more universal appeal.
    • Take down family pictures and other personal decorations. The more your house looks like your home, the harder it is for buyers to imagine themselves living there.
    • Clean the basement and garage. Neatly stack and store boxes.

    Your home’s cleanliness and appeal create an unconscious impression. That impression can determine the likelihood of an offer.

    I’d be happy to stop by and offer you specific suggestions to help you stage your home for sale. This is the time for minor adjustments, not a major remodel. Please call or email me with any questions. Perhaps I can save you some time and money.

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    Sue Martin

    Professional Designations and Accomplishments: #1 Realtor in Fenton, Missouri, consecutively since 2001 Selling over 100 homes a year! Ranked in the Top 50 St. Louis Realtors since 2002 (as seen in St. Louis Business Journal Book of Lists) Ranked as one of Coldwell Banker Gundaker Top 10 Agents Coldwell Banker President's Premier Recipient, President's Service Award for Outstanding Service CRS, Certified Residential Specialist ASP, Accredited Home Staging Professional CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Relocation Specialist Member, St. Louis Association of Realtors Member, Missouri Association of Realtors Member, National Association of Realtors Latest technology and systems for Ultimate Home Marketing Advanced Home Buyer and Seller Services Expanded Internet, Social Media and Marketing Presence, with virtual and video tours Fenton Area Resident for over 45 years Full-time Service-Oriented Team of Licensed Specialists Over $500 Million in Career Sales We Sell a House Every 3 Days!

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