When selling your home....SWEAT the Small Stuff!

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When Selling your home....SWEAT the Small Stuff!


Everyone has heard, "Don't sweat the small stuff"...but when selling your home, The Small stuff can make a BIG difference.  Many Buyers can overlook the small stuff, but many can't and won't!  By Small Stuff, I am referring to things like burnt out lightbulbs, loose doorknobs, closet doors that are off the hinges, small tears in the screen on the back porch.  There are also quick & easy "Housekeeping" items that can make the home feel Tidy & Clean & well maintained. 


Here's one example....My husband is the world's worst Dresser Drawer Closer....There are always corners of T-shirts or socks poking out, and they are never completely closed.  It drives me absolutely bonkers, but most of the time...I close my eyes and run by.  If I were trying to sell my house, I would make sure they were properly & neatly closed everyday (or nag him constantly to do it).  I know, the buyer is not getting that dresser (or maybe they are) ...but it just looks better!  Is your cute little trash can in the bathroom over flowing....Empty it!  Replace the empty toilet paper tube, remove the stickers off your child's bedroom door and repaint if necessary.  Maybe the refrigerator needs to be cleaned or the dog hair removed from the baseboards? By all means, do not leave your underwear or dirty socks on the floor...And yes, I have seen that when showing property!   The Cleaner, The Better when selling your home!  And yes, that means the outside too!


The market seems to be picking up quite  a bit here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, but there are still LOTS & LOTS of properties on the market, make yours stand out!  For more tips and suggestions, give me a call or visit our website for Interior Tips or Exterior Tips.



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Kelly Penuita
DecoChic Interiors ~Creating Beautiful Spaces~ Winnipeg, MB

Great post Amy!  You are so right - Attention to detail goes a long way & buyers appreciate a well kept clean property much more then one that appears to have not been maintained over the years.

Kelly  :)

January 29, 2011 01:24 PM
Rhonda Abbott
Wadsworth & Greater Akron, OH
Howard Hanna

Dirty underwear?  Yep, I've seen 'em, too!  Makes things....ummm, "interesting", doesn't it?

February 02, 2011 09:56 AM
Paul Armstrong
Realty ONE Group

Great post Amy,  cleaning is so important.  I usually clean the inside and outside of the windows in my listings and this makes a huge difference!

February 02, 2011 12:17 PM
Margaret C. Taylor
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent
Century 21 New Millennium MD

Hi Amy,  Definitely seat the small stuff.  My clients didn't even go in the front door because of the entry way.  Margaret C.

February 06, 2011 08:54 PM
Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Amy~ The small stuff can cause a seller the sale of their home.  We just had a deal that fell apart because they found too many small issues during the inspection.

February 26, 2012 01:05 PM

Amy Hahn

Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC
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