Cherokee Lake Real Estate



How to sell in tough times

Market Conditions Summary for Morristown, Tennessee


Hints To Make The Sale of Your Home More Profitable

Just remember that first impressions stick forever. Make sure the front of your house is clean and inviting, keep your lawn and hedges trimmed and manicured. Remove leaves and debris from walks. A little paint can make your home look fresh and return more in the selling price.

Be sure to fix loose knobs, torn screens, dripping faucets, clogged drains. Pay special attention to odors from pets or cooking. Minor flaws will detract from your home's perceived value.

Bathrooms are especially important. Make sure your bathrooms sparkle, put out a basket of potpourri, guest soap and towel.

Clean out messy closets, buyers will look inside. Box things neatly in the attic or basement.

Neatly kept kitchen counter and cabinet space give good impressions. Clean off counters, and make sure your cabinets are not overly stuffed.

Room size and spaciousness are important features to potential buyers. Overcrowding of rooms with furniture and memorables will reduce the perceived size of the room, as will clutter.

Create a warm, friendly atmosphere with fresh flowers, lots of light, and if it’s winter, light a fire in the fireplace.

On the day you’re expecting a potential buyer, pop a batch of frozen cinnamon rolls or cookies into the oven for a great aroma!

Try not to be present during a showing. If you can, leave and take any pets and children with you. If this is not possible, step out of the house to avoid making the potential buyer feel that they must hurry through.


Serving the Cherokee Lake areas of Jefferson, Grainger, Hamblen, and Hawkins Counties in East Tennessee.

Realty House
Karyn Bourne (423) 754-2343
Licensed in Tennessee
Realty House (423) 581-9300
6057 West Andrew Johnson Hwy Suite 2, Talbott, TN 37877
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