Margaret Hobbie

For the Next Chapter of Your Life
Call me today at (607) 257-0800 Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
  1. Clean everything!  A clean home will let buyers picture themselves in the space and not distract them.
  2. Give every room a purpose — even if you used it as a bonus room, giving it an identity will help buyers.
  3. Let the light in.  Bright rooms feel warm and inviting, dark rooms feel small and gloomy.
  4. Fix anything that is broken.  Buyers will notice and may offer less for your house if repairs are required.
  5. Unclutter your house!  Thinning out your closets and pantries will show how much room is actually available.
  6. Fresh paint and new carpet are the top two things you can do to help your home sell faster and for more money.
  7. Organize the kitchen.  Store any non-essential, small appliances and clean all surfaces.
  8. Before your home is shown, empty all trash bins and hide any dirty laundry.
  9. Make sure all doors open and close smoothly.  Fix any squeaks on bedroom or closet doors.
  10. Replace light bulbs and make sure all switches work.

(from Keeping Current Matters, March 2019)