San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Taking steps to prepare a home before putting it up for sale can make it more attractive to buyers and easier to sell this summer. To help homeowners, Gary Coulter of Girouard Properties, a San Mateo real estate agent who features extensive real estate listings and luxury homes, is currently offering expert advice on how to do this.
“Fully preparing your home for sale can make a considerable difference in the time it takes to sell it,” Coulter said. “You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements.”
The top thing to keep in mind is that buyers want a house that has been well-maintained. Anyone planning on selling a home should make sure that fixtures--the furnace, water heater, toilets, and kitchen and bathroom sinks--are clean. Mirrors, countertops, kitchen and bathroom tiles, and other surfaces should sparkle, and faucets and showers should not leak.
Closets, cabinets, drawers, shelves, racks and cupboards must be tidy and free of clutter, including the garage, basement and attic.
A homeowner should also consider applying fresh paint; however, they definitely should clean carpets and floors, replace burnt-out light bulbs, and remove dirt from windows. Damaged items, such as window blinds and door handles, need to be replaced. It also helps if doors, windows and cabinets neither stick, squeak nor are too loose.
In addition, the first thing prospective buyers will see when they come for a showing is the lawn. Therefore, it is important to spruce up the garden and replace dead plants.
“Clean or paint your front door--remember first impressions last the longest,” Coulter said. “Manicure your front yard. Ensure that your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.”
As an expert in San Mateo luxury homes, Coulter knows how to assist his clients, whether they are buying or selling.
For more information about any of Gary Coulter of Girouard Properties’ services or listings, call 650-740-5626, view him on the Web at http://www.94010realestate.com or visit 1110 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo.
About Gary Coulter of Girouard Properties
Gary Coulter of Girouard Properties is one's connection to the Burlingame, Hillsborough, and San Mateo real estate listings and markets. As an agent who is an expert in the local area, Coulter brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. Buyers and sellers should take advantage of Gary Coulter’s experience and knowledge in the San Mateo Area real estate market.