Provided by Georgia A. Weaver – Real Estate Specialists, Inc Direct 712-574-5426
4 Keys to Selling Your Home for Top Dollar
1. Curb Appeal
Your home must look inviting from the street to get the attention of prospects who
drive by and it must look appealing to prospects that are being shown your property
It needs that just cared for look
Just like inside your home, clutter is detracting, remove excess yard ornaments
2. Every Realtor knows 2 areas sell homes – number 1 is the kitchen
Remove items from your kitchen counters – it will make the kitchen appear larger and more open.
Clean, Clean, Clean - especially your kitchen sink and appliances – they need to sparkle.
Scrub your kitchen cabinets, if you don’t clean your cabinets at least every other week they probably have a
build-up. You don’t see the build-up because you see them every day.
Clean your refrigerator, yes prospective buyers even look there.
Remove clutter from your cabinets and drawers – this is the time to clean the junk drawer, or if you are like
me the junk drawerS.
Fresh flowers are a very nice touch and the scent of freshly baked bread or cookies gives prospective
buyers a sense of comfort.
3. The Number 2 area that sells homes – the bathroom/s.
Remove excess items, pack them or put them in tubs that can be stored on shelves or in closets.
Clean until everything sparkles – sink, faucets, mirrors (you can remove hairspray from mirrors with
rubbing alcohol), walls, floors, toilet, tub, shower area and shower curtain.
Remove worn rugs, personal items from counters, organize and arrange just a few color coordinated towels
and wash cloths.
4. How to say, “Welcome, come in and make yourself at home?” when you are not there.
Clean walls and neutral colors are the best bet if you need to repaint
Remove excess items and distractions
Open all curtains and blinds, clean light fixtures – turn on all lights and look at your home, this is how a
prospective buyer will see it.
Go room to room and remove excess items – make your home clean and sparsely furnished – a rule of
thumb: if it’s not required for daily living, it gets put away
Strategically place a vase of fresh flowers in the entry area
Pets should be removed or kenneled when your home is being shown
Have your realtor walk through your home with you to see if they would make any additional changes prior
to marketing your home
Preparing and Planning are 2 of the most important factors that determine how much your home will sell for. I can
help you put your home together so it will bring top dollar; give me a call to set-up an appointment today.
Georgia A. Weaver
Fact Sheet #103