Selling your home or property in Methow Valley
Choosing your real estate professional is one of the most important decisions you will make when selling your property. We believe the more you look around, the more you will see the value of working with us.
However, no matter whom you choose, these simple tips will help you sell your home more quickly and efficiently.
Make first impressions count. Without a doubt, a visually appealing house will attract buyers, who can’t help but respond to the look and “feel” of a home. Take time to carefully prepare for showings.
Don’t forget the following:
- Cut the grass
- Remove any clutter from the yard
- Trim hedges
- Weed gardens
- Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc
- Paint if needed
- Remove unnecessary clutter from garages
Scrub, dust and fix up the works. Buyers will notice details. Get rid of the clutter, repair leaky faucets, wage war on dust and clean until your home shines. Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:
- Shampoo carpets
- Clean tubs, toilets, and showers and hang fresh towels
- Oil squeaky doors
- Fix things like broken hinges and light switches
Listen to suggestions. As you prepare your home, don’t rely solely on your own judgment. It’s hard to be objective when you’re the owner. Your realtor will have helpful, professional tips on how to make your home more marketable.
Take a whiff. Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food and pet odors. And don’t leave any clues. If potential buyers see a dog or an ashtray, they’ll be on the lookout for smells and stains.
Turn on the lights. Open shades and draperies before a viewing. Open all doors inside home. Turn on inside and outside lights.
Let potential buyers “see” themselves in your home. Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they’re intruding in someone else’s home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.
Get out of the house. When buyers view your home, they’ll be more comfortable and spend more time if you’re not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let your agent do the work.
Stay unemotional during negotiations. Selling your home can be emotionally charged, but don’t let that stand in the way of making a deal. Have a business-like attitude during the process.
Choose a Real Estate Professional you like and trust.
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Home Selling Tips
How do you get top dollar for your home? Here are a few tips that will help you get your house ready to sell! Access these seller tips and find out what you can do to maximize your proceeds!
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Coldwell Banker Winthrop Realty
503 Highway 20 South P.O. Box 100
Winthrop WA 98862
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