Maximize Your Property’s First Impression
by John steiner


Prospective Buyers React Positively when a Property has been Well-Maintained:

• Manicure Landscaping, Mow Grass, Trim Trees, Add Flowers
• Keep Driveway Clean and Free of Parked Cars; Keep Garage Door Closed
• Repair or Replace Damaged Roof Shingles and Tiles
• Minimize Cracked or Crumbling Driveways, Walls, Fences and Steps
• Remove Unsightly Garbage Cans and Debris
• Repair Peeling Paint and Window Caulking
• Clean all Windows
• Eliminate insect and rodent problems
• Pick up after Pets


A Buyer’s Anticipation is Building:

• Apply Fresh Paint to Front Door and Frame
• Add Flowering plants around entrance
• Eliminate debris & put out “Welcome” mat
• Make sure Light Bulbs are working


Once Inside, Most Buyers are Reaffirming their Curbside Decision:

• Keep Interior Clean and Clutter-Free
• Store Excess Furniture, Books and Accessories
• Keep Closets and Cabinets Neat
• Repaint Rooms with Fresh, Lightly Colored, Neutral Paint
• Repair Plumbing Leaks and Recaulk Tub and Sinks
• Repair Cracked Windowpanes, Burned-Out Light Bulbs,
Damaged Plaster, Holes in Walls, Wallpaper, Cracked Tiles
• Subtle Scents of Potpourri and Candles can make a home more inviting
• Keep an Attractive Set of Towels in each Bathroom
• Try to be Out of the Property for Showings, so Prospective Buyers can relax, take their time to
look around and become comfortable in their New Home