DO clean up the yard. First Impressions never get a second chance. Long grass and weeds, litter in the yard & shrubbery that's overgrown; these things are visible to the Buyer before they get their foot in the door.

DO remove household clutter. Nothing creates a greater distraction than 500 salt and pepper shakers or a hallway lined with photos of children before their teeth were fixed in 1974.

DO make your bed! You knew your home was being shown this morning and you can't make the beds? Potential Buyers are wondering what else you're neglecting or whether or not you actually want to sell.

DO put the dog away. Whether he's jumping on my clients leg, barking constantly or squatting in the corner leaving a deposit on the rug; he's a distraction. I've never had anyone buy a home because the Sellers dog was cute. I have had potential Buyers so distracted by pets that they never see the house.

Don't follow my Buyers around your home so that you can talk about your past, your health, your dog or your grandchildren. And please do not mention any repairs that you did yourself with duct tape.

Don't Overprice Your Home. Yes, at first it sounds appealing to list your home at 10% higher than its worth. Maybe you'll get lucky with a cash Buyer. Cash Buyers are usually very frugal and don't accrue that kind of cash by overpaying. Other Buyers may offer you more than market value, but the appraiser working for their lender won't.

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