Lilac City Real Estate

Seller Tips

Thinking of listing your Spokane Real Estate?

Choosing your real estate professional is, perhaps, the most important decision you will make when selling property. I believe the more you look around, the more you will see the value of working with me to sell your Spokane real estate.

However, no matter whom you choose, these simple tips will help you sell your home more quickly and efficiently.

Seller Tips

Make first impressions count. Without a doubt, a visually appealing house will attract buyers, who can't help but respond to the look and "feel" of a home. Take time to carefully prepare for showings. Don't forget the following:

• Cut the grass
• Remove any clutter from the yard
• Trim hedges
• Weed gardens
• Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc
• Paint if needed
• Remove unnecessary clutter from garages

Time to thoroughly clean your Spokane real estate. Buyers will notice details. Get rid of the clutter, repair leaky faucets, wage war on dust and clean until your home shines Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:

• Shampoo carpets
• Clean tubs, toilets and showers and hang fresh towels
• Oil squeaky doors
• Fix things like broken hinges and light switches

Listen to suggestions.As you prepare your home, don't rely solely on your own judgement. It's hard to be objective when you're the owner. I can also view your home and offer tips and suggestions to make your Spokane real estate stand out above the rest.

Take a whiff.  Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food and pet odors. And don't leave any clues. If potential buyers see a dog or an ashtray, they'll be on the lookout for smells and stains.

Turn on the lights. Open shades and draperies before a viewing. Open all doors inside home. Turn on inside and outside lights.

Let potential buyers "see" themselves in your home. Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they're intruding in someone else's home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.

Get out of the house. When buyers view your home, they'll be more comfortable and spend more time if you're not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let your agent do the work.

Stay unemotional during negotiations. Selling your home can be emotionally charged, but don't let that stand in the way of making a deal. Have a business-like attitude during the process.

When you are ready to list your Spokane real estate, call on me to provide you with excellent service and dedicated hard work to market your home and GET IT SOLD! Get a FREE online home evaluation.