the real group real estate presentation mockup

Download Seller's Guide

Learn to navigate the home buying process with The Real Group’s free seller’s guide.

Read more

Home Listing Tips

Presenting Your Home

Who’s Who

Inspections

What is Escrow?

Home Warranty

Appraisals

Title Insurance

Who Pays What?

Presentation

Enhancing how your home shows to potential buyers can help sell it more quickly and often improve the selling price.

SHINE FROM THE STREET
A well-kept, neatly landscaped property can be very inviting to the potential buyer interested in viewing your home. Refuse containers should be out of view, and the lawn should be freshly trimmed. Fertilizing a few weeks prior to listing will help your lawn look lush and green. Woodwork should be free of chipped or cracking paint.

POLISH YOUR ENTRY
The front door should be clean or freshly painted. Brass knobs should be polished. Consider placing a planter of fresh flowers on your front porch.

MINOR REPAIRS–A MAJOR PLUS
Repair all loose doorknobs, cupboard hinges, dripping faucets, stained sinks, loose or missing caulking, sticking doors and windows, and damaged or missing window screens.

CLUTTER IS UNATTRACTIVE
Tidiness makes a room look larger and helps the buyer visualize his/her decor in your home. Workout rooms, sewing rooms, laundry rooms, and home offices should be as organized and clutter-free as the main living space in your home.

LIGHTING DOES WONDERS
An open, airy feeling generates comfort and welcomes the potential buyer into your home. Drapes, curtains and mini-blinds should be open to allow plenty of light in your home. Turn on all the lights when showing your home at night.

CLOSET SPACE IS A PLUS!
Neat, well-organized closets appear larger. Larger closets help sell homes.

BATHROOMS THAT SPARKLE
Remove stains from sinks, toilets and bathtubs, including hard water spots on shower enclosure doors. If drains run slowly, unclog them. Hang fresh towels on the towel rack.

THE CLEAN KITCHEN
Make the most important room in the house appear larger by clearing clutter from the countertops. Avoid dirty dishes in the sink. All countertop appliances should be kept out of view. Replace or repair worn-out flooring. Clean the ventilating hood over your stove. A brighter kitchen is always more attractive.