Preparing Your House for Sale

One of the first things I will do before putting your house on the market is show you how to prepare your house for sale. I want to show your house off in its best light to maximize your earning potential. I will tour your house with the eye of a buyer - what works, what doesn't work.

Curb Appeal

Does your house have curb appeal? Can we give it a little more pizzazz to draw the buyer in? Would a bit of touch-up paint add dollars to the sale? What about the garden? Is the lawn in order and neatly edged? Are trees and bushes neatly pruned? Are flowers in bloom? If not, it may be time for a garden upgrade. Adding colorful annuals to the front garden will make a big difference. Remember, creating curb appeal will add dollars to your house's final selling price.

Curb Appeal Checklist >

Welcome Home

As I walk in the door of your house, I will ask myself, "Will this house say, 'Welcome home' to a buyer?" Looking through the eyes of a buyer, I will recommend changes that will enhance sales appeal.

I'll help you eliminate anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Countertops should be free and clear. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, refrigerator artwork - it's gone. We need to "de-personalize" the house so buyers can imagine it as their home.

Closets and cupboards should appear large and roomy. It's time to make a donation to a local charity or store belongings at a friend's or family member's home.

Reviewing your home room-by-room, I will make recommendations that impact the sale. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be changed, fixtures that need polishing, windows that need cleaning, and any other improvement that can easily be made to promote the sale.

Welcome Home Checklist >

Setting the Stage

Before the first buyer walks in your door, I'll show you how to set the stage. We want to engage the buyer's senses. Lighting is critical. We'll draw back curtains, open blinds, change light bulbs and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. We'll enhance the ambiance with music playing lightly in the background and insure a pleasing aroma emanates from every room.


        Should Your Paint?


     Flowers Add Curb Appeal


      Pay Attention to The Kitchen


      Don't Forget The Backyard


       These recommendations have proven to be successful and produce the best results for homeowners most of the time.  Even if market

      conditions or time of the year are not as favorable for selling, these suggestions will enable us to find the right buyer in the shortest

       period of time and get the best value possible for the market conditions at the time of sale.


        Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, since 1980

      "Put Success on Your Side"

      Specializing in Fairview, Lucas, Lovejoy ISD, Allen, Wylie, Parker, Murphy, McKinney, Prosper, Plano, Frisco, and

       Seis Lagos Comunity, Homes on Acreage, Estate Lots, Land, Fine Homes, New Homes, Guarded and Gated Communities in Collin County Texas.


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