Seller Tips

SELLER TIPS

FIRST IMPRESSION

A perfectly mowed lawn, nicely trimmed bushes and shrubs, and a clutter-free porch can really help Penticton real estate sellers make potential buyers feel welcome. A fresh coat of paint also couldn’t hurt, or a very clean entrance at the front door. If you’re selling in the fall, rake the leaves. If it’s winter, shovel the driveway and walkway. The fewer things standing in the way of the buyer feeling comfortable, the better.

INVEST FOR FUTURE DIVIDENDS

Here is your chance to clean up in Penticton real estate. Tidy the living room, thoroughly clean the bathroom, as well as the kitchen. If your flooring is scuffed or your paint is cracked and fading, consider doing some repairs and redecorating. Penticton real estate sellers can really benefit from updating the hardware on the kitchen cabinets, adding new slipcovers or pillows to the sofas, and keeping a vase of freshly cut flowers at the entrance way. These simple little touches can go a long way when selling Penticton real estate. If you are strapped for time, look to hire professional cleaners and painters to take care of it for you. It’s important to remember that seller’s would rather see the home look amazing now, than after they move in.

CHECK FAUCETS AND BULBS

Before selling your Penticton home make sure to check the faucets. If your faucets are dripping this can cause your sink to become discolored, and may suggest faulty or worn-out plumbing. Also make sure to check all bulbs are working. You want the place to be nice and bright for people viewing your home.

DON’T SHUT OUT A SALE

If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect’s mind. Don’t try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on the Penticton real estate seller’s part can smooth the way toward a closing.

THINK SAFETY

Penticton real estate sellers have learned to live with the self made hazards around their home, like shows left on the stairs, extension cords hanging out, slippery area rugs, and low hanging lights. Make sure when selling your home that these things are put away or the viewer is made aware of the.

MAKE ROOM FOR SPACE

Potential Penticton real estate buyers are generally looking for more than just a comfy living space. They’re also going to be looking for ample storage space as well. Sellers should make sure that the attic and basement is clean and decluttered.

CONSIDER YOUR CLOSETS

Remember the cleaner and better organized a closet is, the bigger it is going to appear. If you have any unwanted items and clothing, this is the time to box them up and donate them to a charitable organization.

MAKE YOUR BATHROOM SPARKLE

When selling Penticton real estate, the bathroom is one of your key selling features, so make sure it’s as clean as can be. Make sure to check and repair any unattractive looking caulking in the tub and shower. For added attraction, Penticton real estate agents should display the nicest looking towels, floor mats, and shower curtains.

CREATE DREAM BEDROOMS

Let your Penticton real estate prospects imagine what it’s like to wake up in your bedrooms. Also make sure to get rid of any excess furniture or decorations to make the room look spacious. If you want them to imagine waking up in that room, make sure you have a colorful bedspread and curtains.

LET THAT PENTICTON SUN SHINE

Penticton real estate sellers should pull back the curtains and drapes, so that prospects can see how beautiful the home is with some natural sunlight.

LIGHTEN UP AT NIGHT

When showing your home in the evening, it is a good idea to turn on all nights, inside and out. Having the lights on in the evening add color and give the home a warm feeling, and will make viewers feel welcome.

WATCH YOUR PETS

Many people love dogs and cats, but not when they are viewing a Penticton home for sale. So when doing a viewing make sure to keep Kitty in a separate room or outside, and maybe have some take Fido to the nearest Penticton dog park.

DON’T APOLOGIZE

No matter how deferential your home may be, never apologize for any shortcomings. If a viewer happens to mention anything negative about the home’s appearance, let your Penticton real estate agent handle it.

THINK VOLUME

There is an sold saying “Rock-and-roll will never die.” But it could kill your Penticton real estate transaction. When your Penticton real estate agent is showing your home, that’s when it’s time to turn down the stereo and TV.

RELAX

When your home is being viewed it’s usually better if you’re not present. But if that’s not a possibility, make sure to be friendly but don’t feel like you have to strike up a conversation. Viewers want to view the home with the Penticton real estate agent with minimal distractions.

KEEP A LOW PROFILE

Nobody knows homes better than a Penticton real estate seller. But your real estate sales associated know Penticton and what they want. They will have an easier time showcasing and selling your home if you stay in the back during the process.

HELP YOUR PENTICTON AGENT

Penticton realtors will have an easier time selling your home if the showings are scheduled through their office. And real estate sellers appreciate the results.

DON’T TURN YOUR HOME INTO A SECOND-HAND STORE

When people are coming to view your Penticton home for sale, they are looking to buy the home, not your furniture, so try not to distract them. You may end up losing the biggest sale of your life.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO INVEST IN RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN PENTICTON BC, CONTACT  PETER BYRNES TODAY FOR ALL OF YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

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