Greater Boise Idaho Real Estate - Tips for Home Sellers

Boise Idaho Realtor Contacts

Ava Tong, Realtor, BA, CSP, HRC

PhonePhone: (208) 440-5810

Cristina Pescaru, Realtor, CSP, HRC

PhonePhone: (208) 284-1545


  • PAINT—exterior art
    No bright colors please, neutral tones are best with accent trim.
  • CURB ABHOR-they just kept on truckin'
    Bring em back with those red petunias and cushy green grass.
  • LET THE SUNSHINE IN-windows to the world
    Shiny clean inside and out.
  • ON  THE THRESHOLD—opening doors
    Make the front door stand out. Replace or repaint if necessary, replace hardware and add a shiny brass kick plate.
  • WATCH  YOUR  STEP—flooring and footing
    Keep linoleum, hardwood, carpet and tile in place to avoid tripping or falls.
  • GERM CONTROL—don’t put your foot in your mouth
    Have family members/friends always remove shoes at entrance, or provide shoe covers.
  • HUMAN  CONTROL—if it stinks it stays
    Keep odors at bay by emptying garbage cans frequently, keep cat litter box clean, clean up dog poop outside on a regular basis. A stinky house will not go away, it will stay on the market.
  • LIGHT ME UP—get a look
    Replace burned out bulbs and clean light fixtures.
  • WET  ME  DOWN—water works
    Repair all leaky, drippy faucets inside and out.
  • HEAT ME UP  and  COOL ME DOWN—toasty warm,  fan my air
    Have heating and air conditioning systems inspected and serviced.
  • FIDO—can go
    Keep the dog out of the house and if possible, Miss Kitty as well.
  • YOU and your SISTER—can go
    Good-bye. Leave the house for showings.  If you have time, turn on soft music low, and turn on lamps and lights before you leave.  If there is an odor, bake cookies or rolls, or put 3tsp vanilla in 2 cups of water in an oven proof dish. Cover, and put in 200 degree oven.
  • SILENCE  IS GOLDEN—hear no evil, speak no evil
    If you must stay during a showing, make yourself scarce, don't follow buyers around the house and above all say nothing unless you are asked, when you answer questions be direct, yet kind.

House for Sale - Sold

House sold to Idaho Family

MLS - Realtor - Equal Housing Opportunity - Gold Key Real Estate
The Property Team at Silvercreek Realty Group
(208) 440-5810    (208) 284-1545