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How do I sell my Puyallup, WA home? 

Here are some tips from Better Properties South Hill. 

Choosing your real estate professional is, perhaps, the most important decision you will make when selling property. We believe the more you look around, the more you will see the value of working with us.

However, no matter whom you choose, these simple tips will help you sell your home more quickly and efficiently.

Seller Tips

Make first impressions count. First impressions are going to be very important to the buyer, which is why it should also be important to you. A visually appealing house will attract buyers. Buyers cannot respond to your home emotionally, so you should make the home as beautiful as you possibly can on the inside and out. Make sure you don’t forget to:

• Cut the grass
• Remove any clutter from the yard
• Trim hedges
• Weed gardens
• Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc
• Paint if needed
• Remove unnecessary clutter from garages

Scrub, dust and fix up the works. Buyers will notice details. Get rid of clutter, repair leaky faucets, wage war on dust and clean until your home shines. Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:

• Shampoo carpets
• Clean tubs, toilets and showers and hang fresh towels
• Oil squeaky doors
• Fix things like broken hinges and light switches

Listen to suggestions. As you prepare your home, don't rely solely on your own judgment. It's hard to be objective when you're the owner. Your realtor will have helpful, professional tips on how to make your home more marketable.

Take a whiff. Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food and pet odors. Try not to leave any clues as well. If potential buyers see a dog or an ashtray, they'll be on the lookout for smells and stains.

Turn on the lights. Open shades and draperies before a viewing. Open all doors inside the home. Turn on inside and outside lights.

Let potential buyers "see" themselves in your home. Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they're intruding in someone else's home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.

Get out of the house. When buyers view your home, they'll be more comfortable and spend more time if you're not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let your agent do the work.

Stay unemotional during negotiations. Selling your home can be emotionally charged, but don't let that stand in the way of making a deal. Have a business-like attitude during the process.

Choose a Real Estate Professional you like and trust. Our agents at Better Properties South Hill will work hard to help you sell your home for the best price possible.