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Beverly R. Hart Associate Broker, REALTOR Mobile Phone: 678-458-3250, Office Phone: 770-814-2300
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Increase Your Value



Increase Your Value

Increase Your Value

You've probably heard about how important first impressions can be. But did you know that within 15 seconds a buyer has developed an opinion of your property?

Here are some simple steps you can take to increase the perceived value of your home and make a great first impression:

  • Tidy up the grounds, porches and garage. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged. Make sure that your yard is clean. First impressions count!
  • Your front door adds to that first impression - be sure it is scrubbed or repainted if necessary.
  • Wash windows and clean/dust window coverings.
  • If any decorating or painting is needed (especially in the kitchen), do it now! Twenty dollars worth of paint will make a much larger difference in the sales price.
  • Bathrooms help sell homes. Make this room sparkle.
  • Illumination is like a welcome sign. Replace bulbs and turn on the lights.
  • Wash dishes, make beds, put away clothes and straighten up.
  • Keep pets out of the way during showings many people are allergic.
  • Leave the showing to the salesperson. The salesperson knows the buyer's requirements and can best emphasize the features of your home. If possible, leave the house during a showing.
  • Don't discuss anything about the sale with a potential customer. Let your agent discuss price, terms, possession and other items concerning the sale. Your agent is qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
  • Never apologize for appearance, it either distracts or accentuates the problem.
  • Pack away valuables, store extra furniture, knick-knacks, guns and medicines.Look at your home objectively. Pretend you are seeing it for the first time, through a buyer's eyes.

You only have one chance to make that good first impression!