Tips for sellers

Selling Tips for the Tacoma Real Estate Area

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

Time to clean, clean, clean!  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 

Ask neighbors and friends.   As you prepare your home, don't rely solely on your own judgement. It's hard to be objective when you're the owner. We can also offer our suggestions and tips for your specific Thurston or Pierce County real estate.

Check the odors.  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.

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. Moving Supplies - Packing boxes is the correct way requires professional moving supplies. Buy all the moving supplies you need at a low price.

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.

For more information, contact our office. We can help market and sell your Pierce or Thurston County real estate for top dollar and FAST!


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