The better your home in town looks while it's on the market, the more
likely it is to sell quickly, and for top dollar. When you have a listing
appointment with a Realtor, the agent will provide a detailed market analysis
along with the advantages of listing with their company. He or she will then go
through your home with you and make suggestions about cosmetic repairs that will
help to present your home at its best.
These recommendations can make some sellers uncomfortable and a little defensive
because they are reminders of the "little" projects they have
postponed. We occasionally encounter a housekeeper who has it "all
together", but that's rare! Most sellers need suggestions about repairs
that will make their home show well, and providing these is an important part of
a Realtor's job.