Douglas "Doug" Tucker

Sales Associate



Sometimes when everything seems right with your home, something happens and you have to sell your Randolph NJ home.  No matter what your reasons are for selling, remember that now is no time to dawdle.  In today's turbulent market, the process of selling a home can take months. Your best approach is to assess the condition of your home and follow some of these tips:


1. Curb Appeal is Important


Do you remember buying your first home?  Driving up to the front door, or down the long driveway, and becoming enchanted with the exterior?  Or was your experience telling your realtor to "Step on it!" to get away from the house as quickly as possible? 

Curb appeal is important and is something that is seasonally relative.  For example, in the summer a rocking bench of a front porch appears very inviting.  Equally, the rich colors of autumn are the perfect landscape for the exterior of your home.  Keep it current - don't keep up holiday decorations months after the holiday passed.

2. Clean Out Those Closets


It's interesting that people who pack up some items before selling their home can very well live without those items.  What that means to you is:  go through each closet and pull out items you no longer use and either donate them or have a yard sale.  Whatever else is cumbersome but not necessary should be neatly boxed and put in the attic, basement, or garage.


3. Tell the Kids to Clean Up after Themselves


For those of us that have children, cheerios in a corner of the room and an empty juice container on the steps is no big deal.  However, take a sophisticated couple without children who inspect every inch in every room. 


3. Fix it


We may be able to flush the toilet with a little jiggle here and there, or pick up the doorknob just so to close our door, but to a buyer it looks like you don't care.  Without spending a large amount of money, fix the small things.  If you are not sure what to do, ask your realtor for advice.


5. Full-time Realtors mean Business


Working with a full-time realtor means he or she is available to you all day.  Although there are many excellent part-time agents, if he or she is at work and you have a crisis, or need to counter-offer, is there a contingent person who can help out?  Full-time realtors rely on the income they get from their real estate transactions. 


This article was provided by Doug Tucker of RE/MAX Properties Unlimited,, 973-539-6300.