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Sellers Tips from Golden West Properties

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. The first thing that a buyer is going to have the pleasure of seeing is the outside of your home. When it comes to buying or selling a home, looks really do matter. First impressions are going to make the biggest impact on a buyer, so it’s your job to make sure that you give your buyer a great first impression. While you’re cleaning up your Puyallup home, make a checklist of what to clean. 

Don't forget the following:

  • 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 the 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. Make sure that you give your real estate agent and anyone else time to make suggestions on your home. You will ultimately see your home as perfect as it is, which is why it is important to have a second opinion.

Take a whiff. Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food and pet odors. And don't leave any clues. 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 Puyallup 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. Choosing a professional and experienced real estate agent that you can trust is the best decision you will make when you are selling your Puyallup home. Our agents at Golden West Properties are passionate and determined to sell your home at the best price possible. We will always work hard for you.


We are here to answer any questions you have.

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