Real Estate Report

Real Estate Report

Fast, Simple Fix-Ups That Will Help You Sell Your Home For The

Highest Possible Price!

By Rose Price

Think of your home as a product or service. You need to “package” it attractively to create a demand for it. Here are some fast, inexpensive changes that should make your Home stand out among similarly priced homes in your neighborhood:


It Begins With The Exterior!

The exterior of your house is the first impression that potential buyers have of your home.

     Yard.  Keep your lawn neat and well trimmed, with well-proportioned shrubs.

     Consider replanting flowers or creating a flower bed to enhance the appearance of

     your yard. If it is fall, make sure the lawn is raked at all times. And in the

     Wintertime, clear snow from your driveway and walkways.


     The Front Door.  Make sure your door is tightly on its hinges! Furthermore, the

     Door should be neat and clean. Paint it if it needs it. If the door is in poor shape,

     Consider replacing it. Finally, a holiday ornament on the door, like a wreath, ads a

     Nice touch. Consider adding an inviting “welcome mat”.


    Home Exterior. Check for flat-fitting roof shingles, straight lines on gutters,

    Shutters, windows, and siding; solid caulking around roofs and seams. Apply fresh

    Paint where it needs it. Also, make sure the windows are crystal clear; potential

    Buyers often peer through the windows.


Now The Interior

     Lights.  During the evening, or whenever you have potential buyers in the home,

     Make sure ALL of the lights are on. This makes rooms look more inviting and

     Spacious. Also, make sure curtains are always up to let as much sunlight in as



     Smell.  I recommend using a vanilla air freshener that applies directly to your air

     Filter. This gives your home that “new model home” aroma.


     Remove Excess Furniture.  Remove as much furniture as possible. This can make

     Your rooms look dramatically larger.


     The Living Room.  Strive for lived-in, cozy feeling. Discard worn, chipped,

     Frayed furniture. Add lamps if it is dark. Open curtains. Set out fresh flowers.


    The Kitchen.  Many buyers judge the house keeping by the oven and stove.

     Appliances should be spotless and everything works perfectly. Replace or repair

     Anything that sticks, squeaks or drips. Clear clutter from countertops.


    The Master Bedroom.  This is the second-most appealing room to a buyer (after

    The kitchen). Remove excess furniture to make it appear larger. Show the true size

    Of the closets by removing or packing items that can be stored elsewhere.


     Bathrooms.  Make sure bathrooms are always neat and clean. Remove clutter from

     Sink counter-tops. Make sure showers are free of scum and tile grout in good

     Shape. Most buyers pay close attention to this!


    Basement.  If possible, make the basement look like a “living area” Clear out as

    Much clutter as possible (consider moving it into storage). If you have an extra

    Sofa or love-seat and coffee table, consider creating a living area.


When You Let Potential Buyers In The Door


    Make sure that the exterior and interior are both in order! Furthermore, appeal to

    The potential buyers’ senses: make sure the lights are on, the home has a vanilla

    Aroma, and perhaps soft classical or jazz music playing on the stereo.


As your neighborhood real estate expert, I wrote this report to help educate you and help

Maximize the marketability of your home. These ideas are based on my collective

Experience. I hope you found them to be valuable, and if there is ever any way I can be

Of service to you or anyone you know, please contact me at (217-202-8843). There’s no

Obligation, and I’d love to help you!


Have a POWERFUL Day!


Rose Price

Service For Life Realtor

Prudential Landmark RE

100 Trade Centre Dr. Suite 102

Champaign, Illinois 61820



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