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It's Showtime! What To Do and What Not To Do

The sign is up and you are ready to show your home off! In any market, a hot one or not, you need to have your house prepared to show as soon as you are live! What should you do and not do for a showing?

Upgrades and Repairs:

If your home has undergone some major changes since you purchased your home, you may want to list these out. Many people will never even look at these but if they are interested they will. Upgrading your brass knobs on your kitchen is not a big deal to the buyer,but a new furnace, hot water heater or brand new roof is. Any transferable warranty should also be noted.

The list doesn't have to be long as I've stated, most people will not even notice it unless they do and if they do, they are not going to read a long list. A simple record is fine. If a professional was called in to do work, show receipts.

Neighborhood Info:

Not everyone looking at your home is familiar with the area. Show off your neighborhood with any information you have such as if there is …

4 Paint Colors Buyers Turn Their Nose To

I will tell you,when you call me in for a listing interview, I will tell you a fresh coat of paint will sell your home must faster than scuffed up, flat painted walls. According to HomeAdvisor, typically painting all the walls in your home will run you around $1700. Be careful in the selection though or your may regret your decision later. 

So what colors should you avoid?



1. Orange: I went to UT Knoxville and met my husband. We started our family wearing Orange but it really isn't the most attractive to color to paint any room and especially not the outside of the house. NEVER. For the sake of your Realtor's sanity and your neighbors. 

2. Neon Green: I recently walked into what was once a kids room in a empty house listed in a great neighborhood and had to put on my sunglasses. Hey, I get it. Your kid's favorite color but your new buyers? Not so much.


3. Fairy Tale Pink: Again, I get it. Your daughter is obsessed and you want to make her happy but those people looking to buy a house, they hate it.


4. Browns and Yellows: This once was a smart move in real estate. Everyone was into yellow walls and dark floors. Not so much anymore. Today it is more about grays, blacks and white. Paint the wall, leave the floors. Also, it photographs terribly.

What are your thoughts?

Leigh Ann Fisher-
Liz Moore and Associates
757-784-3230

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