FSBO: The famous curb appeal
As a Colorado Springs Realtor with almost two decades of experience buying and selling property and representing Clients, I am sensitive to the desire of some people to try to sell their home without the assistance of a licensed real estate professional as an Unrepresented Seller, also known as a FSBO.
In a spirit of helping, I have assembled a booklet to assist the Unrepresented Seller in not only getting their property ready for sale, but also to point out some issues that they may not have considered prior to putting their house on the market as a FSBO. This is another part of a continuing series geared toward the Unrepresented Seller.
As someone who specializes in selling real estate in your area, I would like to offer a few hints to show your home in its best light. You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and when selling a home, first impressions definitely count! Follow these tips and create a competitive edge that may help sell your home more quickly:
The “famous” Curb Appeal
- Trim trees and shrubs
- Clean out flower beds
- Invest in a few flats of seasonal flowers
- Paint the front door
- Make sure the doorbell works properly
- Wash the mailbox
- Keep the porch swept
- Get an attractive mat for people to wipe their feet
- Wash the windows inside and out
- Scrape and touch up any peeling paint
- Use soap to lubricate sticking windows, doors, and drawers
These are just a few suggestions for the outside of your home. How you market your home differs completely from how you live in your home. To create an atmosphere that will charm Buyers and make them want to buy YOUR home, the following article might help with the interior of your home: When It’s Time to Show. Best of luck and be sure to ask if you have any questions.