20 steps to help you sell/ rent your home


#1 FIRST IMPRESSION COUNTS


You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so look at your home's living room with a critical eye. A wel maintained living room and clean curtains look inviting to prospects. Clear away obstacles and clutter to make the room look spacious and roomy.

#2 START WITH A CLEAN SLATE

Once prospects open the door, they should see a tidy room, not a white tornado. Invest your time in cleaning the living room, the bathroom and the kitchen. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look, "with a little work".

#3 DON'T LEAVE YOUR PROSPECTS IN THE DARK


Burned out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Replace them immediately. Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolours sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Fix it fast. Don't let little problems detract you from what's right with your home.

#4 A SAFETY NET FOR YOUR HOME

Home owners learn to live with booby traps: skateboards and toys in the entryway, overloaded exrension cords and slippery throw rugs. Make sure your residence is safe for prospects and visitors.

#5 A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable livign space. They are looking for plenty of storage space. Make sure your storeroom and closets are tidy and free of clutter. Now's the perfect time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to the charity.

#6  LIVABLE LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM AREA

Help prospects see beyond your home furnishings and imagine themselves living there. Make the living room seem usable. Since the dining room is not used as often as the other rooms in the house, it can be made over to look like a little showroom., with a little help - polish and dress up the dining room.

#7 THE HEART OF THE HOME


Make sure your kitchen is immaculate. Keep the range clean. Wipe down the refridgerator. Wash and put away dishes. Prior to a showing or open house, bake a loaf of bread or a poe for a wonderful, inviting aroma. Avoid foodstuff with a strong aroma/ spices as it may not be acceptable to everyone.

#8 MAKE YOUR BATHROOMS SHINE, SHINE, SHINE

As crazy as it sounds, bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair any damaged or unsightly caulking around tubs, showers and sinks. For more allure, display your best towels, mats and shower curtains. Purchase a plug-in scent difusser.

#9 CREATE SWEET DREAMS IN THE BEDROOMS

A dream house starts with a dream bedroom. Make yours appealing. Colourful beddings and fresh window treatments are a must. Layer beds with several toss pillows and a seasonal throw. Create a retreat atmosphere.

#10 PEEL BACK THOSE BLINDS

Let the sun shine in! Pull open your curtains, drapes or blinds so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is. The more light, the better the atmosphere.

#11 LIGHTEN UP AT NIGHT

The turning point could be turning on all your lights - both interior and exterior - when showing your home in the evening. Lighting adds colour and warmth, and makes prospects feel welcome.

#12 AVOID BIG CROWD SCENES

Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving yoiur house the attention it deserves, they rush through. Leave when possible, or keep company present to a minimum.

#13 PETS MAY POSE PROBLEMS

We all know that dogs and cats are great companions, but when you're showing your home, they may get underfoot. Try to do everybody a favour. Keep them outside, at a neighbour's house or in their kennel.

#14 VOLUME DISCOUNTS MATTER


Rock-and-Roll will never die... but it might just kill a real estate transaction. When it's time to show your hime, it's time to turn the stereo or television down or off.

#15 RELAX, BUT DON'T DISTRACT

If you're at home during a showing, be friendly, but don't try to force conversation. Prospects want to view your home with minimum amount of distractions.

#16 BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE ...

No matter how humble your abode, never apologise for its shortcomings. And if a prospect volunteers a derogatory comment about your home's appearance or condition, let your experienced ERA real estate professional handle the situation.

#17 KEEP A LOW PROFILE

No one knows your home as well as you do. But ERA sales associates know buyers - what they need and what they want. Your ERA real estate professional will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background.

#18 DON'T TURN YOUR HOME SALE INTO A GARAGE SALE

When prospects comes to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all.

#19 DEFER TO EXPERIENCE


When prospects want to talk price, terms and other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert - your ERA real estate professional.

#20 HELP YOUR AGENT AND YOU'LL HELP YOUR HOME SELL FAST

Your ERA real estate professional will have an easier time selling your home if showings are scheduled through the office. And you'll appreciate the results - a SOLD sign!

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Jenna Tong
Vice President
MIRACLES REALTY GROUP PTE. LTD.
jennatong@mrg.com.sg
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L3010524I / R026756F
+(65) 8298 3379