This section is intended primarily for the owner occupant of multiplex - usually from 2 to 5 apartments. One of these apartments is the primary residence of the owner of the building. The advices below apply mainly to the main housing.
First impressions are important
Remember, when a prospect comes to look at your main housing, the first thing he will see is your housing front door ! Be sure that it is fresh, and clean. Be sure your lawn and landscaping is well manicured and trim looking. Be sure your yard is free of refuse and leaves. If it snowed, be certain that you’ve removed the ice and snow from walk and steps.
What you show is what you get
Faded walls and worn woodwork will reduce the appeal of your property. Why try to tell a prospect how your property could look… When you can show him by a reasonable amount of redecoration? A quicker sale at a higher price will result. Invest in wallpaper in the kitchen or bathroom. It will pay dividends for you.
Let the sun shine in
Open those drapes and curtains all the way, so the prospect can see how bright and cheerful your property is.
Fix that leaky faucet
Since dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing.
Little things mean a lot
Take a few minutes to check to be sure that your doors don’t stick or have loose knobs on them. Don’t forget your windows. Get all those minor flaws fixed since they detract from your property value.
Safety first and always
Make sure that the stairs are free from any obstacles and that everything is tidy because visitors will want to see everything, safely!
From top to bottom
Display your basement, and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles. If necessary, call companies like 1-800-got-junk.
Bathrooms sell homes …
Make these rooms sparkle ! Check and repair any damaged or discolored caulking in the bathtubs and showers, and be sure that the area is bright.
Bedrooms shouldn’t sleep …
Keep these rooms bright and cheerful. Remove any excess furniture.
Shine on …
Your housing’s illumination can be a “welcome” sign to that prospective buyer! Turn on all of your outside and inside light when showing your property at night and he’ll feel glowing warmth as a result of your lighting.
Two’s a couple & three’s a crowd
Don’t have too many people present during a property inspection, since the potential buyers will feel like an intruder and want to hurry through your property.
Curb your dog
A dog is “man’s best friend”, but not when showing your property. Keep all pets out of the way and not underfoot.
Silence is golden
Be courteous and friendly, but don’t try to “force” conversation with a potential buyer. He’s there to inspect your property.
Be it ever so humble
There’s no place like your property. Never apologize for the appearance of your property. If any objections or derogatory comments are offered, let me answer them ? that is my job.
Stay in the background
I know the buyer’s needs and desires and can better emphasize the virtues of your property when you’re not “tagging along”. If there are any questions, I will call you.
Don’t put the cart before the horse…
Trying to sell the prospective purchasers any of the furniture or furnishings which you’re not taking with you, before they’ve purchased your property, can often lose the sale… so “cool it”.