Increasing Your Home’s Appeal

  • Give your home a thorough cleaning.
  • Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs.
  • Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged.
  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets.
  • Replace burned out light bulbs.
  • Repair defective light switches.
  • Get rid of clutter, both inside and out.
  • Cut and edge grass.
  • Trim hedges and weed gardens.
  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors.
  • Clean gutters.
  • Wash windows.
  • Tidy up garage.
  • Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows.


Appealing to buyers means more than letting them view the physical structure. A house represents a lifestyle, and that can often best be expressed through staging. A professional stager knows how to highlight your house’s best features, while providing a starting point for potential buyers to imagine their own families, their own furniture, and their own finishing touches that will make your house their new home.

As we create your marketing plan, we can discuss staging and decide whether it’s right for your house. If you choose to do so, I have a team of professionals who will be happy to work with you to show your house in its best light.

Before the Open House

  • Make sure your home is well lit.
  • Remove clutter from tables and shelves. Less clutter creates the illusion of a larger space.
  • Keep money, prescription drugs, and other valuables, out of view.
  • Add a ground up lemon to the garbage disposal to give the kitchen a fresh smell.
  • Open shades and curtains to let in light.
  • Light a fire in the fireplace to create a comfortable ambience.
  • Keep radios and TVs off, or on a low volume.
  • Keep pets out of the house. Either take them with you or keep them penned in the yard or garage.
  • Put away items in the yard such as garden tools, bicycles and toys.