Make Your Home Stand Out
If you're trying to sell your home in this economy, you need every advantage you can get. That process begins by choosing a real estate professional with a track record of success and ends at closing. Along the way, there are some sure-fire ways to improve the appeal of your home when it goes on the market.
Make Sure It's Clean - It's such a simple idea that it seems hard to believe anyone would have potential buyers into a dirty home. But, it happens, and its a recipe for disaster. Clean, and clean like your mother was looking over your shoulder. No one wants to live in a dirty house, and certainly no one wants to start in a new house that needs to be cleaned.
Outside - Your landscaping needs to be trimmed and neat, and you need to make sure the exterior of your home is clean. Get those leaves off your roof and out of your gutters!
Lighting - Check to be sure all of the lights in your home have bulbs. And its a good idea to replace lower intensity lights with something brighter. You don't want people believing you have something to hide!
Plants - If you have plants around the house, make sure they've been water and tended properly. Add fresh flowers, and make sure to change them regularly.
Colors - Let's be honest: Those wacky colors and that tacky wallpaper have the potential to derail even the most interested buyer. A new coat of white paint, properly applied, over the entire interior will make the place look fresh and new.
Get it Checked Now - Don't wait until a buyer is interested to find out what a home inspector is going to tell you needs to be fixed. Get it fixed now and get it out of the way.
Are there other things you've seen as a potential buyer that have turned you off? Be sure to leave a comment with things you think are important to consider. And if you are looking for a new house or to sell your current home, please feel free to contact me!
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