| Choosing a Custom Home Builder||Selling Your Existing Home|
1. First impressions are lasting: Make sure your front entrance is clean and inviting,
keep your lawn trimmed or remove snow from walks in winter. A small investment in painting will make your
home look fresh and return more in selling price.
2. Pay attention to detail: Minor flaws detract from your home's value. Fix loose knobs,
torn screens, dripping faucets, clogged drains. Pay special attention to odors from pets or cooking.
3. Bright, clean, charming: Make sure your bathrooms sparkle, clean out messy closets,
box up things neatly in the attic or basement. Create a warm, friendly atmosphere with fresh flowers,
lots of light, a fire in the fireplace in winter, open windows in summer.
4. Three's a crowd: Avoid being present during a showing; the prospect will feel like
an intruder and hurry through. Leave and take your pets with you. If you can't leave, step outside of
the house and don't force conversation. If the agent has a question, he will ask you.