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DO Sweat the Small Stuff when Selling


Angie Uttecht, Broker/Owner
Ace Realty, 1718 Dakota Ave S
Huron, SD 57350 ~ 605-350-2553

You have heard the saying “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”….well when selling your house YOU do NEED to sweat the small stuff!  If you want your home to sell for top dollar and quickly, it needs to be as close to perfect as you can get it.  What does that mean??

It means you shouldn’t leave your purse on the counter next to the stove or worse yet on the stove like I have done once or twice.  You shouldn’t ”throw” everything into one room and shut the door.  Guilty again!  Buyers will want to look in there.

You should not let family members dump their stuff by the back door so it’s a mini obstacle course to get in or out.  If you have clothes hanging out of your dresser drawers, fold them nicely and close all drawers.  Same goes for your closet, doors should be able to close and actually all closets should be neat and tidy.  Because, yes buyers will look in there too.

Your front door and entry area should shine.  You don’t get a 2nd chance to make a first impression so you don’t want to mess it up.  Fix all the easy things, leaky faucets, chipped paint, loose hinges. If the garage door is squeaky, replace it with a new one by calling in experts from CovenantGarageDoors.com. Declutter, declutter, declutter.  Pictures and virtual tours exaggerate clutter…kind of like how a camera adds 10 pounds so take away more than you should!  Rent a storage shed if you have to or have a garage sale.

Once all the hard work is complete and your home is ready to list be sure to have it clean and ready for each and every showing.  Nothing sells better than a clean (deep down, spotless clean), well maintained home.  If cleaning is not your strong suit, hire a professional.

Once you are ready to list, that’s where I come in.  I am a skilled and trained marketer with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and years of professional marketing experience. I will take your home and tell it’s story in print and in pictures and work hard to get it maximum exposure so we can find a buyer quickly.

It WILL be a lot of work no doubt will be worth it at the closing table!

I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. ~ THOMAS JEFFERSON

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