Tips to Sell a St. Louis Home

HOW TO SELL A ST. LOUIS HOME

How to Sell Your St. Louis Home... the Easy Way! Fully preparing to sell a St. Louis home can make a considerable difference in the time it takes to move it off of the market. You can help prevent buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements, some of which are suggested below.

OutdoorsHistoric Properties for Sale in St. Louis
  • Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants.
  • Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape.
  • Clean or paint your front door - remember first impressions last the longest!
  • Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.
Exterior
  • Check that house numbers, mailbox and exterior lighting are all in good condition.
  • Touch up with fresh paint as needed.
  • Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage.
  • Repair loose trim, drain pipes and fencing.
  • Clean stains and window screens.
Garage
  • Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.
  • Clean the floor.
Living Areas
  • Apply fresh paint as needed…Think about brightening your interiors with neutral-toned paint.
  • Clean draperies and carpets.
  • Replace burned out light bulbs.
  • Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle.
Kitchen
  • Sinks, appliances and counter tops should sparkle; remove any clutter.
  • Wax the floor.
  • Clean the oven, range and other appliances.
  • Clean tile and grout; replace if necessary.
Bathrooms
  • Clean mirrors, glass, chrome and porcelain surfaces.
  • Replace shower curtain if necessary.
  • Repair any faucet drips or leaks.
  • Clean grout and caulking; replace if necessary.
Closets
  • Doors and drawers should open and close easily.
  • Remove clutter; tidy up shelves and racks.
  • Shoes and clothes should be neatly arranged.
Overall Check the basics around the house. It takes just a minute to check all doors, windows and cabinets to make sure they don't stick, squeak or are too loose. Clean your furnace and water heater so buyers know they are looking at a house that has been well maintained. Click here for Buyers Advice.

Sell Your St. Louis Home

I sincerely hope these tips and ideas are of value to you. If there is any way I can be of service please contact me. I would consider it a privilege to find the perfect historic St. Louis home for you! If you would like a FREE consultation, contact me.

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