1. Make the Most of the First Impression.
A well-manicured lawn, neatly
trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects.
So does a freshly painted, or at least freshly scrubbed front
door. If it's autumn, rake the leaves. If it's winter, shovel
the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the
true appeal of your home, the better.
Invest a few Hours for Future Dividends.
Here's 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 wallpaper adds 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. Check Faucets and Bulbs.
Dripping water rattles the nerves,
discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing.
Burned out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Don't let little
problems detract from what's right with your home.