KW McKinney Realtor's Tips for selling your home

Written by Jane Clark Posted in Choosing Your Realtor

McKinney Real Estate - First Impression is Important

Is your McKinney home for sale making  a winning impression?

Tips from Jane Clark your McKinney Realtor for maximizing your home’s appeal:

Remember that Stonebridge ranch real estate is very competitive so you'll want to make a great impression!


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  • Keep yard mowed, weeded, and free of clutter
  • Apply fresh mulch to flower beds. Plant flowers!
  • Paint wooden fences
  • Paint front door
  • Replace welcome mat
  • Tighten and clean all door handles
  • Replace torn or broken screens
  • Clean windows inside and out
  •  Power wash exterior
  •  Clear out gutters and downspouts
  • Place potted plants on porch


  • Clean and organize cabinets, closets, and bookshelves
  • Remove all person items, such as family photos and collections
  • Remove oversized furniture or anything that makes a room seem smaller
  • Rent a storage unit and start packing! Packed boxes should not be stored in the house or garage, as that makes the house feel cluttered.
  • Clean and/or paint walls and ceilings
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Make minor repairs, including leaky faucets, torn screens, cracked caulking and discolored grout, etc
  • Replace worn cabinet handles and door knobs
  • Replace broken tiles and worn countertops
  • Replace old lamps and/or lampshades
  • Consider purchasing new towels and bedding
  • Additional tips - Preparing for Showings:
  • Turn on lights
  • Open drapes and shutters (daytime)
  •  New, clean towels in bathrooms
  • Make beds
  •  Light fireplace or light fireplace candle stand in ash-free fireplace
  •  Infuse home with a comforting scent, such as apple spice
  • Play soft music in background
  • Set dining room as if preparing for special dinner party
  • Leave. Take children and pets with you.


About the Author

Jane Clark

Jane Clark is TREC Licensed (License # 479854) Real Estate Agent associated with the Keller Williams in McKinney Texas. She has been a fixture in McKinney Real Estate for 14 years. She has had some spectacular accomplishments over her long and productive career. Jane is most proud of the fact that she received national recognition as a top 5 elite producer in her five state region. In fact she was number 4 out of over 4000 agents. KW McKinney Realtor Jane Clark is well known  because of her avid pursuit of excellence in customer relations.  However it belies the fact that she is a popular Allen TX Realtor as well. Jane Clark is a perennial winner of D Magazines Best Realtor award and she has been named in McKinney Living Magazines BEST McKinney Realtor poll as well. Here are a few of her other accomplishments. Keller Williams Top Producer of the Year (2001-2012), Named one of the most Successful Real Estate Agents by Inside Collin County Business, 2002-2012) ;member of Agent Leadership Council; Keller Williams North Collin County Top Individual Outstanding Achievement in 2009-2012; Keller Williams North Collin County, Gold Outstanding Team Achievement in 2009 and Double Gold Outstanding Achievement 2010 - 2012.  If You have a house for sale in McKinney or you are looking for an Allen TX Home for sale. You ought to be talking with Jane.  I think you will find that KW McKinney Realtor Jane Clark is the right Real Estate Agent for you!

CBS Marketwatch and Yahoo Finance Called Jane Clark a Top 5 Elite ProducerTop 5 Elite Producer for Keller Williams

CBS Market watch -  On the Best Qualities of McKinney RealtorBest Qualities of McKinney Realtor Shannon Patterson 

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mckinney_realtor_blue ribbon1 Voted Best Realtor  "D" Magazine 2006-2012
mckinney_realtor_blueribbon2Top Producer   Keller Williams   North Collin County
mckinney_realtor_blue ribbon3 20+ Years raising a family in Collin County
mckinney_realtor_blueribbon414 years experience  Full-Time Realtor  KW Agent Leadership Council