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The Airport Business Center
611 Access Road
Stratford, CT 06615

Preparing Your Home for Sale

A real estate agent can be a helpful guide for setting up a home to be sold. Their experience allows them to prepare a home for an easier sale. If the potential buyer makes it past the outside, it’s the interior of the home that makes the sale. Remember, there are plenty of easy and inexpensive improvements that you can make to improve your home’s interior.

A clean home is your number one priority.
Your windows, floors and bathroom tiles should sparkle. Make sure you have clean heating and air conditioning filters. Shampoo dirty carpets, clean tubs and showers, repair dripping faucets and oil squeaky doors. Keep your home neat, clean and picked-up at all times. It may not seem fair, but a peek in the oven may be the hallmark by which a buyer judges how well you have kept up your home. Consider how your home smells. You may be used to the smell of a pet or cigarettes, but such odors can be a strong turn- off to potential buyers. Insure that your storage areas are tidy, and remove materials that may be offensive to others who may not share your same views, beliefs or sense of humor.

Creating a vision
The buyers need to be able to visualize themselves living in your space, too much clutter can be a distraction that makes it harder for them to achieve that vision. If you have too much furniture consider putting some in storage. Not enough furniture try renting some. If you need some ideas visit a show home to see the levels of furnishings and decoration that is not too distracting

Define living spaces
Having a living room/office/dining room/ storage locker can be a negative to buyers, not having an obvious purpose for a room makes it look less useful. Rearrange furniture to create focus areas inside of a larger room, define the spaces through a good layout.

Power of Paint
Painting is an inexpensive and easy way to give a room a makeover. You can paint a room in less than a day. If a room needs a fresh coat of paint, use a neutral off-white. Provide a blank canvas for them to create their vision. Light colors make the rooms seem larger, and airier. A fresh coat of paint also looks cleaner.

Security
Be certain to remove valuables such as jewelry and other items from view. It might be wise to put these items in a safe deposit box before showing your home.

Setting the Mood
On the day of a showing give your house a homey feeling, put out some live flowers and fresh guest towels in the bathroom. Place scented potpourri around the house or, pop a batch of frozen cinnamon rolls into the oven for a welcoming aroma. Remember, cosmetic changes do not have to be expensive, and giving the impression that your home is well maintained will help you get the price you want.

Larracuente & Johnson 5-Star Reviews

I would highly recommend Lucy, she sold my house in no time. She also found me a beautiful apartment in the area I was looking at and in my price range. Lucy is the best!

jennifer hoffmann95

Larracuente and Johnson Realty
5.0
2017-06-03T17:00:53+00:00

jennifer hoffmann95

I would highly recommend Lucy, she sold my house in no time. She also found me a beautiful apartment in the area I was looking at and in my price range. Lucy is the best!
Clients love Lucy! Everyone raves about how thorough she is and how she always gets the job done, no matter the obstacles. She has a pleasant, wonderful personality to go with her excellent real estate expertise. She is the best!!!

maribeth5

Larracuente and Johnson Realty
5.0
2017-06-03T17:04:34+00:00

maribeth5

Clients love Lucy! Everyone raves about how thorough she is and how she always gets the job done, no matter the obstacles. She has a pleasant, wonderful personality to go with her excellent real estate expertise. She is the best!!!
I had a great experience with Lucy Johnson. She is highly motivated and extremely knowledgeable. She gets the job done! Best Realtor by far. 5 stars really isn't enough to rate her. She's awesome!!!!!

yallen999

Larracuente and Johnson Realty
5.0
2017-06-03T17:05:24+00:00

yallen999

I had a great experience with Lucy Johnson. She is highly motivated and extremely knowledgeable. She gets the job done! Best Realtor by far. 5 stars really isn't enough to rate her. She's awesome!!!!!
I have known Lucy Johnson professionally for more than 15 years. She is one of the hardest working Brokers I know and has done all of my real estate transactions, from selling to buying property. Try her, to know her is to love her!

tmayswo

Larracuente and Johnson Realty
5.0
2017-06-03T17:05:51+00:00

tmayswo

I have known Lucy Johnson professionally for more than 15 years. She is one of the hardest working Brokers I know and has done all of my real estate transactions, from selling to buying property. Try her, to know her is to love her!
Lucy immediately sold my duplex house and found another house for me, a one family house with 4 Bdrs and 3 Baths perfect for my family. I can not thank her and her staff enough for all their help and support. With Larracuentes & Johnson Realty your dreams come true..

wiynee

Larracuente and Johnson Realty
5.0
2017-06-03T17:07:04+00:00

wiynee

Lucy immediately sold my duplex house and found another house for me, a one family house with 4 Bdrs and 3 Baths perfect for my family. I can not thank her and her staff enough for all their help and support. With Larracuentes & Johnson Realty your dreams come true..
If you want to be treated in an honest and respectful manner, Lucy is your go to Real Estate Professional....Meeting Lucy this past spring was an answer to prayers....

Izzy and Genny

Larracuente and Johnson Realty
5.0
2017-06-03T17:07:53+00:00

Izzy and Genny

If you want to be treated in an honest and respectful manner, Lucy is your go to Real Estate Professional....Meeting Lucy this past spring was an answer to prayers....
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