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20 Steps to Help You Sell Your Home

When you take these steps, you'll help your RE/MAX Realtor®, Haris Dedic sell your home faster, at the best possible price. As homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. 

  1. You Only Get One Chance to Make a Great First Impression 
    A well manicured lawn, neatly trimmed and clutter free porch welcomes prospects. So does a freshly painted - or at least freshly scrubbed front door. If it's fall, rake the leaves. If it's winter shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.
  2. A Few Hours Working on The Tight Areas Pays Off Big. 
    Here is your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up in the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh ads charm and value to your property. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look, "with a little work."
  3. Bright Ideas
    Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or out pluming. Burned out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Don't let little problems detract from what's the right with your home. 
  4. Eyes Wide Open Keep The Sale Process Open
    If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect's mind. Don't try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing. 
  5. Safety First
    Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self set booby traps: rollerskates on the stairs, fasten extention cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non perilous as possible for unintiated visitors. 
  6. Space Counts
    Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They're looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.
  7. Everyone Wants Their Dream Closets
    The better organized closet, the larger it appears. Now's the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
  8. Bathrooms Sparkle
    Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats and shower curtains. 
  9. Bedrooms Made of Dreams
    Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a must.
  10. Let The Sun Shine In!
    Pull back your curtains and drapes so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.
  11. Keep Bright at Night
    Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights, both inside and outside, when showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make a welcoming feel.
  12. No Crowds, Please!
    Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely to hurry through. Keep the company present to a minimum. 
  13. Plan for Your Pets
    Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you're showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. So do everybody a favor: Keep Kitty and Spot outside, or at least out of the way.
  14. Volume Control
    Rock and roll will never die. But it might kill a real estate transaction. When it's time to show your home, it's time to turn down the stereo or TV.
  15. Relax
    Be friendly, but don't try to force conversation. Prospects want to view your home with minimum of distraction.
  16. No Apologies Necessary
    No matter how gumble your abode, never apologize for its shortcomings. If a prospect volonteers a derogatory comment, let your RE/MAX Associate handle the situation.
  17. Let Your Realtor Take The Lead
    Nobody knows your home as well as you do. But RE/MAX broker Haris knows buyers - what they need and what they want. I will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background. 
  18. Don't Turn Your Home Into a Second-Hand Store
    When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all. 
  19. Experience Counts
    When prospects want to talk about price, terms, or other real estate matters, let then speak to an expert, your RE/MAX Villager Broker Haris Dedic.
  20. Planned Scheduled Showings Are The Key
    Your RE/MAX broker Haris will have an easier time selling your home if showings are scheduled through this office. You'll appricaite the results! 

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