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Lakeway Area TN Real Estate For Sale- First Impressions Can Make or Break A Home Sale

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Updated on Jun 4, 2013

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Did you know that most buyers make a decision on whether or not they like a home within the first 5 minutes? So how can you make sure that your home gets the attention it deserves? Here are a few inexpensive tips to maximize your home’s appeal:
Exterior
 Keep the grass freshly cut.
 Remove all yard clutter.
 Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
 Paint the front door.
 Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds.
 Clean windows inside and out.
 Wash or paint home’s exterior.
 Tighten and clean all door handles.
 Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached.


Interior
 Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks (consider a temporary self-storage unit).
 Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
 Shampoo carpets.
 Clear all clutter off kitchen counters.
 Remove papers and magnets from front of fridge.
 Clean and organize cabinets and closets.
 Repair plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.
 Clean all light fixtures.
 Vacuum or wash dust from baseboards.


For Showings
 Turn on all the lights.
 Open drapes in the daytime.
 Keep pets secured outdoors.
 Play quiet background music.
 Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate).
 Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla.
 Vacate the property while it is being shown.


You only have one chance to make a first impression! Make sure that impression is a good one. Make sure your home is in tip-top shape RIGHT when it hits the market. Statistically, you will get the most showing activity on your home the first three weeks after it hits the market.
If you wait to take the above steps until after your home is listed, you are not maximizing your home’s sales potential!

Margie Wright with EXIT Triple "E" Realty provides services for Lakeway Area TN Homes For Sale and Lakeway Area TN Real Estate For Sale to homebuyers and home sellers in Morristown, Russellville, Talbott, Jefferson City, Dandridge, Bean Station and surrounding areas.
Each EXIT office is independently owned and operated
Licensed in TN
Equal Housing Opportunity
Stephanie Brackett contributed to this post.
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