to help your home sell better
Clean it up.
One of the biggest drawbacks to a
home from the buyers point of view is a messy house. Get rid of the clutter.
Buy some storage boxes and tuck all the unnecessary things away. Also, clean
the windows and sills, the fans, the carpets and the walls. Get down there and
clean those baseboards too. Keep your landscaping neat and clean too. A clean,
organized home is a welcoming home.
Touch up paint.
have a bright pink room and the buyer only has boys, they are going to be
turned off by the pink factor. Invest in a few gallons of paint. Look for
neutral tones that are soft and warm. These will help not only to give it a
more neutral look, but it will also create a cozy living area.
Get rid of the old seventies style ceiling fan. Pull down
the décor that is outdated. Fix up small broken things like closet
doors, holes in the walls and broken light fixtures. These little things are
instant, "Oh, its broken" things that the buyer is going to remember.
By taking the time to really spruce up the home and making it as modern
as you can, you can actually get more for your money. One thing you will want
to talk to your real estate agent about, though, is major projects. Just
because you invested $30,000 into a home that you are selling does not mean
that it will tack on $30,000 to the price. Small things are a great way to get
more from your home.
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Outside Your Home
Selling a home is all about impressions. What will those
that pull up into your driveway say about your home? What will they notice that
is good? What will cause them to turn and run? There are many things that you
should carefully consider about a home before you put it on the market to sell.
The first impression of the home is the exterior. Here's a checklist to help
you insure that it is just what they are looking for.
What sticks out
Take a walk to the curb and look at your home from the view
that those that will be buying it will see it. What sticks out as something
that would cause them to think twice? These are the areas you'll need to tackle
Make sure that you spend some time on the
landscaping. If there is time, reseed the lawn for a plush feel. Insure that it
is nice and green as well. The bushes, trees and other garden aspects should be
neat, free of debris and growing properly. Trim the bushes. Keep it
Get the toys and 'stuff' put away.
take some time to make sure that all the stuff that is normally in your yard is
put away. Now, don't just shove it into the garage either. You should carefully
organize it all to show that you have taken care of your home throughout the
time you have owned it.
The driveway and sidewalks near your home should
be clean, free of any weeds and free of cracks. If you can patch any holes or
cracks, this will help. Give it a good cleaning too.
Clean and repair:
Gutters, downspouts, lights, statuary, window sills, the roofing and siding.
Taking the time to do all of these things will help you to easily and
inexpensively improve the overall look of the home. When someone drives past
the home, sees the for sale sign, and looks at your home, they will want to
pull into the driveway and walk right in to find just what else the home has to
offer. Selling a home begins with putting the best product on the market that