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Home Selling Advice, "How to Maximize Foot Traffic to Your Next Open House"

Finding a buyer for your next listing can always be a challenge in today's market. There are various ways to maximize your exposure for your listings.

Review the following list of items that can help you with your next "Open House".

Curb Appeal

• Curb appeal is the first impression of your house. Keeping the grass cut and the area tidy will help make a great first impression.

• Paint or wash the exterior of the house (including window casings, shutters, and doors).

• Wash the windows inside & out

At the Front Door

• Make sure the porch and foyer are in good repair and clean if necessary.

• Ensure that the door bell works.

• A fresh coat of paint or varnish on the front door makes a great first impression.

• Repair door locks and key access.

Welcoming Lighting

• Use warm lighting to showcase your house and make it more inviting to potential buyers.

• During the day, open curtains and blinds to make the house bright and cheery.

• At night, turn on indoor and outdoor lights to make your house welcoming.

Clear the Clutter

• Potential buyers are interested in storage space as well as living space. Make storage areas more appealing by keeping them neat and clutter -free.

• Remove unnecessary items from attics, basements, and garages and donate them to local charity.

• Straighten and organize closets and cabinets.

Keep it Clean

• Buyers use cleanliness as an indicator of how well a house has been maintained. Every inch of the house is subject to inspection.

• Clean kitchen cabinets and appliances inside and out.

• Wash bathroom sinks, tubs, and counters and clear them of clutter.

Make the Minor Repairs

• Make minor, inexpensive home repairs to reduce negative impressions.

• Painting can be a wise investment, but choose colors that appeal to everyone.

• Repair faucet leaks and replace unsightly fixtures. Make sure windows & doors open easily.

Inviting Scents

• Fill your home with welcoming aromas like fresh flowers or cookies baking in the oven.

• Purchase air neutralizers or carpet fresheners to remove unwanted odors.

• Avoid smoking in your home.

Make it Their Home

• Potential buyers want to imagine your house as their house. Remove personal touches that make the house seem "lived in".

• Put away family photographs, awards, souvenirs and collectibles.

• Get rid of items that may offend others who do not share your views or sense of humor.

Mind your Pets

• Not every prospect will be a pet-lover. When showing your house, keep pet outside or put away.

• Tidy up pet toys and food bowls to avoid extra clutter around the house.

• Vacuum upholstery to keep it free of pet hair and allergens.

Clean the Garage

• If you use your garage for storage, clean it out and rent a storage space.

• If your garage is unfinished, install wallboard or build storage shelves on back wall.

• A clean garage will help solidify a buyer's impression of a home in move-in condition.

The Back Yard

• The back yard is not the first impression, but it can be a lasting one. Make sure to keep the lawn manicured and tidy.

• Keep pools properly maintained and clean them regularly.

• Remove children's play equipment to make the yard appear more spacious.

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