First Impressions Really are Important! Things to know when selling your home.

Get an advantage right up front when selling your home by making sure first impressions are pleasant and memorable.  Think about how your home strikes someone when first opening the door!  Is it WOW or POW

Below are tips on how to prepare your home for sale:

General Maintenance

  • Clean gutters
  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Celan windows inside and out
  • Tighten door knobs

Neat and Clean

  • Remove spider webs
  • Clean appliances
  • Shampoo Carpets
  • Clean furnace
  • Clean light fixtures and celing fans

First Impressions

  • Keep yard mowed
  • Functional doorbell
  • Pots with flowers at front door
  • Make up beds
  • Clean and neat entrance – make it cheerful, warm and welcoming
  • Organize closets
  • Remove clutter from countertops

Curb Appeal

  • Mow grass
  • Weed eat
  • Remove debris and litter
  • Clear walkways and driveways

Buying Atmosphere

  • Be absent during showings
  • Keep pets outdoors
  • Bake cookies, apple pie before showing
  • Add fresh flowers
  • Play easy, quiet music in background
  • Turn on all lights
  • Light fireplace
  • Create a spacious look, store excess furniture
  • Organize Garage
  • Arrange furniture for optimum traffic flow

Donna Yates, Realtor with Mountain Investments of North Georgia in Blue Ridge.  View great mountain properties for sale:  www.move2northgeorgia.net

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