Helpful Seller Tips

Below are some simple tips that can really help your home show the best.

  1. Remove all clutter from every room and closet. 
  2. Throughly clean every room.
  3. Arrange your furniture to make the rooms feel larger and have better traffic flow. Remove any excess furniture.
  4. Remove all personal photos, portraits and posters hanging on the walls. Make sure you patch all nail and screw holes. We want potential buyers to imagine their family living in the home and seeing family pictures can distract from their vision.
  5. Keep your curtains, draperies and blinds open to let in the natural lighting. Turn on all inside lights before every showing. You want your home to show very light and bright. And open all inside doors.
  6. Make your kitchen really shine. Keep your kitchen clear of any dirty dishes and make sure to remove clutter from the counter tops, cabinets and food pantry.
  7. Clean your refrigerator, inside and out. Remove all items hanging from the outside of the refrigerator and clean out the clutter inside too.
  8. Clean your stove top, oven and microwave.
  9. Make your bathrooms really shine and keep neatly hung color coordinated hand towels.
  10. Repair any sinks with leaks or slow drains.
  11. W-D 40 any squeaky doors or cabinets.
  12. Check door knobs and closet doors throughout the house to make sure they work properly.
  13. Paint any room that needs it or at least touch up the paint.
  14. Make minor repairs to your home that need it.
  15. Replace any torn window screens.
  16. Make sure the home doesn’t have any unpleasant odors. (use deodorizers to help with pet or smoke)
  17. Clean the front entrance to your home. (Act like a potential buyer and walk up to your house and look around to see what they see as a first impression)
  18. Trim all hedges, bushes and shrubbery and add mulch if needed. Remove all clutter from the yard.
  19. Add color to your home’s entrance with potted flowers.
  20. Keep the grass mowed.
  21. Remove any clutter from your yard.
  22. Clean and organize your garage.
  23. Place plants or floral arrangements on a couple of tables throughout the house.
  24. Keep your home ready to show with just a few hours notice.
  25. Keep all of the real estate agent business cards from previous showings in a neat pile so that potential buyers can get a feel of the competition for your home.

We look forward to working with you! To get started please give House of Bozeman Realty a call at (406) 551-1074

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