Closing the Sale



Help showings work harder.

  1. Especially in winter, have photos of your home in other seasons: the flowering yard, the autumn view.
  2. Pets and kids are gone, pet dishes and kitty litter are out of sight.
  3. Clear hallways and steps of any clutter.
  4. Put money, jewelry, and valuables (including guns) away in a safe place.
  5. Sweep and tidy the garage.
  6. Leave lights on and window treatments open.  Soft music works. Oh, and leave the toilet lid down.
  7. If you’re home when a buyer and agent arrives, ask for cards before allowing them in. Then make yourself
    inconspicuous—run an errand or take a walk. 


Be ready for inspection.

  1. Make sure your inspector has easy, unobstructed access to your crawl space, HVAC system, hot water heater,
    electrical panel and plumbing behind all sinks, showers and tubs.
  2. Change the furnace filter.
  3. Be sure there’s a working smoke alarm on every floor.
  4. All doorknobs should be working and all handrails tight.
  5. Have working keys for all locks—security grates, sheds and outbuildings.


Homes will sell in our current market when they are priced right, prepared right, marketed right and presented right.

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