Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Sellers ! Spend a couple of hundred dollars to sell you home faster.

Sellers ! Spend a couple of hundred dollars to sell you home faster.

A well stage house sells faster and for more money. However there may be some home owners who can not afford a stager. 

 

These items that may not cost much will help make a good first impression.

1. Mow the lawn , trim bushes and allow plenty of light in through the windows. Mulch the flower beds.Remove weeds.The front yard is first thing they see when they park the car. Sometimes they ask for the address and want to drive by and see the outside before making an appointment .

2.Wash windows and sliding door.

3.Paint the front door.

4.Buy a new door mat.

5.If the house number looks worn out, get new numbers

6.Put a nice wreath on the door.

7.If the door bell is not working fix it.

8.If there are any leaky faucets, fix them.Sorry, if there are many leaky faucets, and you need a plumber it will cost more, but to create a good impression you need to address this.But you will save on water bills if you fix them.

9.Buy light bulbs and replace burnt out ones wherever needed.The house should be brightly lit for showings.

10.Buy new shower curtains to replace the moldy ones. Buy matching towels.

11.Paint your mail box or replace it if rusted.

12.Hide your trash can.

13.Make it a habit to keep the kitchen sink empty. Either put them in dishwasher right away or wash them immediately. A sink full of dishes turns off people.

14 Decorate the front entrance with 2 nice big pots of seasonal flowers .

15.Shampoo your carpet.

16.In winter make sure the heat is comfortable and that the house is not too cold.In summer turn on the airconditioner and keep it cool.Or if you have fans keep them on in all the rooms.

17.Do not let your pets greet people at the door. Some people will not enter a house with pets.They are terrified of animals.If possible take the dog for a walk when expecting a showing. Or make arrangements for agent to come first and take the pet inside.

18.Hide your laundry in the washing machine.

19.Get a professional cleaning person clean the house and then just maintain it that way.

20.Buy new comforters for the bed if yours are old. You can take them to your next house.

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsGita Bantwal • September 18 2016 03:46PM

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Good morning Gita Bantwal ,

What a great post! You are right a seller can do some things that are not expense to enhance the showing of their home..excellent list!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) almost 2 years ago

This is excellent advice for all sellers, Gita.  They need to make a little effort to get the best value for their home.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Dorie, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Gabe, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Good Morning Gita - this is great advice for sellers.  You don't have to spend a fortune if you are attentive.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 2 years ago

This is excellent advice for prospective home sellers.

Have a lovely weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Gita. Great checklist for any seller to follow! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 2 years ago

You are so right, Gita. The things you mentioned don't take much effort, but they will improve the look of a home. Great post. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 2 years ago

Grant, thank you for reading.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Roy, have a good Sunday

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Wayne, have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Debbie, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Roy, I hope they will fix this problem.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

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