of us realize that we must be professional with our clients,
and be confident in our abilities so they, and the real
estate agents, are confident in us. Many times we forget
that little things impress not only our clients, but the
seller, too. Remember that the seller is a potential client.
course a thorough inspection is a given. Today I will leave
you with a few tips on keeping the sellers home as you found
put things back as you found them. Put covers back on furnaces
and other appliances opened. Be sure to replace thermostats
to their original position, even if you have to leave your
keys on the floor below the thermostat so you don't forget.
I carry rubber 'Totes" boots with me. When the yard
is wet I use them, then remove at the front door so I don't
track dirt inside. I also carry a box of surgical booties
with me. These enable me to walk in the house with white
carpet without removal of shoes. I offer some to any one
else at the inspection, too. I carry two double bed size
sheets with me. Whenever I place my ladder on an interior
floor, the sheet goes down first. This prevents scratching
(or being blamed for scratches) or getting carpet dirty,
especially with the debris that falls from attic scuttles.
I carry an extra sheet to cover clothes if the access is
in a closet. These can be folded up and taken outside and
shaken once completed, which is much easier than a vacuum.
I carry a clean rag in my tool pouch. I use this whenever
I open a fireplace damper so I don't get my hands dirty.
Leaving dirty fingerprints on a white attic scuttle is not
are just a few tips. More will come soon.
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