For a Quicker Sale, Make Sure Your House is The Best it Can Be!

"We don't get a second chance to make a Good First Impression. Most buyers look for homes that are Clean and Spiffy!"

Checklist for Faster Sales:

  • Yard: remove clutter, cut grass, edge walks, trim hedges, weed gardens.
  • Front of House: paint, fix or wash steps, railings, storms, screens and front door
  • Other Exterior: clean side and back door, gutters and wash windows
  • Garage: tidy, paint, fix or wash doors and windows
  • Plumbing: repair dripping faucets, leaky toilets, etc
  • Heating/cooling: clean exterior of unit
  • Lights: replace all burned out bulbs and faulty switches
  • Hall and Stairs: remove clutter to give wider appearance
  • Hardware: oil hinges, tighten doorknobs and faucets
  • General: dust, wash, paint and fix as required
  • Spaciousness: store unnecessary items to give a feeling of space

Help Your Realtor:

  • For showings, please be out of the house if possible
  • Turn on lights for showing
  • Strong odors can ruin a sale. Make sure your home smells fresh.
  • Yes, you may love your pets, but prospective buyers may not feel as comfortable with animals. Try to remove them for showings.
  • Place 'highlight sheets' where they will be seen
  • Have your home ready 15 minutes prior to appointment
  • Please accommodate scheduling if possible

Super Critical Items:

  • Kitchen: stove, refrigerator and sink should be spotless. Workspace and counters clean.
  • Bathroom: clean and fresh
  • Closets: tidy (overcrowded closets suggest inadequate storage space)
Fill out the form below and let me know about the dream home you are looking to purchase and I will help guide you through the process:

Seller Statistics

63 percent of recent homebuyers, and 39 percent of purchase intenders said they visited a home they first saw on the Internet.

25 percent of recent home buyers said they bought a house they first saw on-line.

21 percent said they contacted a REALTOR® they first found on-line.

Source: IPSOS-Reid Study

Quick Contact

Carole Ball, PREC RE/MAX Little Oak Realty 
9 - 2630 Bourquin W. Abbotsford BC V2S 5N7 

Phone: 604-308-5594 Email: