CURB APPEAL Really Works


  • Decorate Your home: Bright cheery windows and unmarred walls will hasten your sale. Ensure all passages are cleared of objects. Avoid cluttered looks and possible injury. 
  1. Clear all unnecessary objects from furniture throughout the house.
  2. Keep decorative objects on the furniture restricted to groups of one, three of five items.
  3. Clear all unnecessary objects from the kitchen counter tops. If it hasn't been used for three months, put it away. 
  4. Remove messages, pictures, magnets, etc. from the front of your fridge. A sparse kitchen helps the buyers mentally move their own things into the kitchen. 
  5. remove any unnecessary items from the bathroom counter tops, tubs, shower stalls and commode tops. keep only your most needed cosmetics, brushes, perfumes, etc. in one small group on the counter. Coordinate towels to one or two colors only. 
  6. Rearrange or remove some of the furniture in a room. This is wonderful for our personal enjoyment, but when it comes to selling, we need to thin out as much as possible to make the rooms seem larger.

  • Fix That Faucet: Dripping water discolors surfaces and calls attention to faulty plumbing. 
  • A Day With The Carpenter: Loose doorknobs, sticking drawers, warped cabinet doors, etc. are noticed by a buyer. It is a good idea to have them repaired. 
  • Closet Illusions: Clothes properly hung, as well as neatly placing shoes, hats and other articles will make your closet space appear larger. Don't worry about closets or garages being "too full", since people expect that, but neatness counts. 
  • The Kitchen Is Dear To The Heart: Colorful curtains in harmony with the floor and counter tops add appeal for the buyer. 
  • Can You See The Light? Illumination is the "Welcome Sign" fir after dark showings, so turn on the lights throughout the house. A buyer will feel a "glowing warmth" otherwise impossible to attain. Leave certain lights on during the day. (I will show you which ones) 
  • Soft Music: Leave the stereo on for showing. 
  • In General: Try to look your home through the buyer's eyes as though you've never seen it or been there before. Any time or money spent on necessary items will bring you back more money in return, and hopefully, a faster sale time. 


Preparing Your Home For Showings: 
Tips For Selling Your Home:

When meeting someone new you only get one chance to make a good first impression. The same goes with your house. A major part of the home-selling process is showing your home to prospective buyers. Here are some tips to ensure your home dazzles buyers following a viewing and gets them reaching for their pocketbook. 

An inviting exterior ensures inspection of the interior. 
  • Keep the lawn trimmed.
  • Fix up the flower beds.
  • Clear the yard of debris. 
  • Park cars in the garage and close the doors.
  • Check gutters and/or roof for dry rot. 
  • Clear patios or decks of personal items, such as planters, flower pots, charcoal, barbecues, toys, etc.
  • Check the paint condition of the house, especially the front door and trim.
Justus Smith
Justus Smith
REALTOR®