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The Sexy House! 5 Moves to Help Sell Your House

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

How can you secure the highest possible price for your house in the shortest amount of time? The answer is to use the strategy that professional marketing executives have known for years – make the product sexy!

Yes, you read that right. You need to make the product sexy. You’ve only got one shot at making that first impression on a potential buyer. Here are 5 easy moves to help make your house the most desirable product on the market.

1. Dress It Up– The curb appeal of the house will create an instant and irreversible first impression with every buyer.

  • Paint the Trim / Front Door

  • Plant Flowers / Pull Weeds

  • Clean the Downspouts / Gutters / Screens / Windows

  • Pressure Wash the Sidewalk / Driveway

  • Mow Lawn / Apply New Bark Mulch

  • Replace Inside / Outside Light Bulbs

  • Wash the House Exterior / Paint if Needed

  • Remove Cob Webs / Spray for Pests

2. Be Polished – Every house should offer the potential buyer a warm, friendly experience – especially during the first introduction to ensure compatibility.

  • Consider the Smell of the House

  • Clean Drapes / Blinds / Windows

  • Clean Doors / Cabinets / Closets

  • Dust / Remove Cobwebs

  • Clean Appliances

  • Re-Caulk Bathtubs / Showers / Clean Baseboards

  • Replace Cracked or Damaged Outlet Covers

3. Ditch the Baggage – Remove barriers that might hold back potential buyers from moving forward.

  • Pack / Store Seasonal Clothing

  • Remove Unused Furniture

  • Remove Personal Photos

  • Secure Pets Before Each Showing

  • When a showing occurs leave the House

4. Set the Mood –Help potential buyers visualize themselves living there, by telling a story in each room. This is often referred to as “Staging.”

  • Set the Kitchen Table

  • Place Fresh Flowers in a Vase

  • Adjust the Lighting

  • Turn Down the Master Bed

  • Turn on Fireplace in Living Room

  • Turn on Soft Music

  • Make Light Hors d’oeuvres or Cookies

5. Open Up – Buyers want to know everything about a house before they make it their home.

  • Sweep the Garage / Pressure Wash

  • Clean Out Closets / Pantry

  • Provide Access to the Crawl Space / Cellar / Attic

  • Unlock / Open All Areas–Including Outside Building / Shops

Set your sexy house apart from the competition and get it off the market with these 5 easy moves. For more “staging” tips and ideas, or for a Competitive Market Analysis to show you what your house is valued at in today’s market, contact me for a FREE consultation.

Beyond an honest and trusted relationship, my professional real estate services include:

  • Real Estate Counseling

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Buyer Representation

  • First-time Home Buyer Counseling

  • Seller Representation

  • Staging Services

  • Property Touring Services

  • Relocation Services

  • Competitive Market Analysis

A little TLC (Tender, Love & Care) can go a long way in making a connection with that special buyer that’s out there. Call, click or email me today, and let me help you make the right moves– so you can seal the deal.

Shanon Pewtress

Real Estate Broker, Licensed in the state of Oregon

Published Medford Sneak Preview Magazine - July 2014

Shanon holds an MBA in International Business, loves writing in her “At Home with Shanon” column that has been delivered to 47,000+ homes in Medford since 2014, has appeared on the Real Estate Radio Show, and was also featured on A&E TV network’s Real Estate Reality TV show.



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