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Walter, thanks for speaking in front of Exit Realty Florida last month. It was great stuff and my agents really appreciated you, your presentation, and your books and tapes. Thanks for an enlightening day! Steve Marabel, EXIT Realty All Stars


Click Here for the Ten Low-Cost Interior Improvements That Add Thousands to Your Bottom Line May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

We’ll keep rolling on content for the seller section of your website. This is a good document to include for them BEFORE you visit and see their home, too. This will clue you as to how they follow suggestions and how committed they are to the selling process.


1. Buyers love light and bright homes. Add high intensity light bulbs and be sure to clean all light shades and covers. The new fluorescent bulbs increase light and cut costs, too.

2. Buyers love clean homes. Do a thorough cleaning throughout. No matter what the season is. Give special attention to the following areas: windows, screens, counter tops, appliance tops, mirrors, ovens, sinks, toilets, and tub/shower walls.

3. Buyers love clean windows, freshly laundered drapes and curtains. Clean blinds are just as important.

4. Buyers love freshly cleaned carpets and waxed floors. Replace or repair damaged areas of the floor or floor covering. Replace with beige new material (carpet, tile, linoleum), if beyond cleaning.

5. Buyers love spacious rooms. Arrange furniture and decorations to improve each room. Remove unnecessary items that do not fit in.

6. Buyers love colors that will blend with their décor and furnishings. Consider brightening things up with a fresh coat of paint. Think white, off-white, or beige. Such colors make rooms look bigger and brighter and these colors are most likely to go with the new buyer’s furnishings.

7. Buyers love closet and cabinet space. Neatly arrange everything in your closets, cabinets, and other storage areas including the basement, attic, and garage. Get rid of all unnecessary items.

8. Buyers pay attention to tiny details. Fix all of the “little things” – loose doorknobs, leaky faucets, towel racks, clean and repair caulk areas.

9. Buyers smell your home. It is their most memory inducing sense. What are they going to remember?

10. Buyers are not buying your personal property. Move all collections to a storage unit, if possible.

By requesting a pre-listing consultation, we can work on these items together. I have helpers, handymen, landscapers, decorators, and contractors so please do not be shy. If you do not want to do anything, that is fine as well. I have had a lot of sellers sell their property “as is” with no harm to the bottom line. Let us determine the correct plan of action for you!


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