Our Location

The Airport Business Center
611 Access Road
Stratford, CT 06615

What You Should Know (Home improvement tips)

When selling your home it’s a good idea to be represented by an attorney especially an attorney with expertise in real estate transactions. When a potential buyer puts an offer in writing and you accept it, the signed acceptance becomes the sales contract. Your attorney can help you protect your interests with the sales contract at the closing.

  1. Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.
  2. Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior.
  3. Keep everything extra clean. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates. Mop and wax floors. Clean the stove and refrigerator. A clean house makes a better first impression and convinces buyers that the home has been well cared for.
  4. Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows.
  5. Put higher wattage bulbs in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter, especially basements and other dark rooms. Replace any burnt-out bulbs.
  6. Make minor repairs that can create a bad impression. Small problems, such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet, may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well maintained.
  7. Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes, and edge the walks. Put a pot or two of bright flowers near the entryway.
  8. Patch holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.
  9. Clean your gutters.
  10. Polish your front doorknob and door numbers.

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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