The Open House as a Home Sales Tool

How you live in a house and how you sell a house are two different things.

The VanDinther team wants to merchandise the property in order to display it to its best advantage. It’s well known that attractive, well-kept and clean houses sell first. There’s an old saying that holds true “first impressions are lasting” and this is particularly true with real estate. It’s important to take the time to get your house in order.

Then we world down to the last details that will put your house on course for a quicker sale at the highest price possible. Below are some ideas to ensure that you are well on your way to a great sale experience:

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General

  • Cut Lawn
  • Trim Hedges and Shrubs
  • Weed and Edge Gardens
  • Pick Up Litter
  • Clean Drive and Walkway of Snow / Leaves
  • Repair Soffits and Eavestroughs
  • Clean Out Garage
  • Well Maintained
  • Touch Up Exterior Paint

Make Your Home Appealing

  • Add Some Fresh Paint and Paper
  • Clean and Repair Windows, Walls, Doors
  • Repair all Minor Flaws
  • Open Drapes and Blinds
  • Clean Carpets / Touch Up Floors
  • Turn On Air Conditioning / Light Furnace

Neat and Organized

  • Clean Halls and Stairs of Clutter
  • Store Surplus Furniture
  • Make Closets Neat and Tidy
  • Store Seasonal Clothing

Kitchen and Bathroom

  • Clean and Freshen Bathrooms
  • Make Mirrors Sparkle
  • Clean Refrigerator and Stove
  • Clear all Counters and Stove
  • Wash / Wax Floors

Well Maintained

  • Repair Leaky Taps and Toilets
  • Repair Seals Around Tub and Basin
  • Tighten Door Knobs and Cupboard Latches
  • Replace Burned Out Light Bulbs
  • Oil Squeaking Doors
  • Clean Furnace and Humidifier

Presentation

  • Turn On All Lights
  • Let Your RE/MAX Agent do the Talking
  • Never Apologize for the Appearance
  • Avoid Conversation with Potential Buyer
  • Keep Everyone Out of the Way During Showing
  • Arrange to be Absent During Showings


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Erin O'Leary
  April 07, 2024

Lori and her team are excellent! We worked directly with Morgan and it was a great experience! Morgan was dedicated to finding us the right home. She really listened to our wants/needs and was sure to help us stick to what we were looking for. Morgan is very professional and made us feel comfortable throughout the process. We are very excited about our new home and would highly recommend this team! Thank you Morgan & Lori!

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Lisa Potts
  April 04, 2024

Lori and her team are dedicated, supportive, available and personalize the entire home selling process. They work hard and get the best results. We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with such a great team and appreciate all they have done!!! Great work!

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Sharon Dawson
  March 28, 2024

Our first time selling a home, Lori and her team made the whole process, every step of the way, incredibly easy! Under her leadership and recommendations with amazing contacts, we got the house up and ready to sell quickly. We sold within in two days!! In a somewhat daunting process, Lori and her team communicated with us, with updates and response times were immediate! We are eternally grateful Lori, we couldn’t have done this without you! We would definitely recommend Lori VanDinther and her incredible team!!!! Special thanks to Morgan for all her help too!!

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F C
  February 20, 2024

Thank you Lori VanDinther - Burlington Realtor for leading us to an amazing outcome! Our first meeting you asked us what we needed and we said “a leader and strong communicator who is proactive on their approached”. You delivered 100%! We couldn’t be happier with this outcome and look forward to the next step - buying! One million thank yous to you and your team.

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