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Selling Tips

At Magnolia Realty Group we understand that selling your home is very exciting. A good first impression can be one of the primary marketing factors in its sale. The little touches you’ve given your home to make it unique and special to you, will touch the heart of your prospective buyer. For that reason we would like to offer a few selling tips. We have tried to make this as simple as possible, just print the following page’s and use them as a check list or guide in preparing your home for sale.


Shampoo / Vacuum Carpets
Clean any appliances that are staying with the sale
Wash all walls (Dust, spider webs, etc.)
Vacuum / Wash all Air Conditioning / Heating vents
Clean all lighting fixtures
Shine all mirrors
Wash all window dressings
Clean and Freshen bathrooms 

Give your home the SPACIOUS look

Store excess furniture
Clear counter and stove of extra appliances / Knick Knacks
Clean out the bottom of closets
Keep closets / pantries neat and organized 

Curb Appeal

Cut and trim lawn and shrubs
Weed and edge walkways and gardens
Pick up any litter
Clear leaves and pine straw
Roll up, or store hoses
Repair any broken fences or gates
Clean out / take out garbage
Touch-up exterior paint / wash siding

General Maintenance

Oil any squeaky doors
Tighten door knobs, replace defective hinges
Replaced burned out lights
Clean and repair windows and screens
Touch up chipped paint
Repair any cracked plaster or torn Wall Paper
Clean furnace area
Repair / re-caulk seals on tub basin and toilet
Repair leaking faucets and toilets
Repair leaking or hanging rain gutters
Replace worn out mail box
Replace any missing shingles, shutters, or antennas 

The First Impression

Make sure the doorbell is functional
Polish door hardware
Make sure the entry is clean and tidy
Fresh kitchen odors, Coffee or Fresh Bread are pleasing 


Open drapes in the daytime
Turn on all lights
If you have a fireplace, have a fire going
Play soft background music
Arrange to be absent during showings
Keep pets outdoors
Light a fragrant candle, preferred Vanilla, Apple Pie, or Cinnamon or spray scented deodorizer