Below are some helpful tips in terms of getting your home ready to show and sell!
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First Impressions Are the Most Lasting:
Remember when a prospect comes to view your home their first impression is lasting. A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted or clean front door. If it's autumn, rake the leaves. If it's winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles and the true appeal of your home, the better!
Invest in a Few Hours for Future Dividends:
Here's your chance to clean up in real estate! Take the time to clean up in the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh wallpaper and/or paint add charm and value to your property. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks rather than hear how great it could look.
Let in the Sun Shine:
Open the drapes, curtains and shades. Clean the windows so the prospective buyers can see how light and bright your home is. Dark dreary rooms are not appealing to most home-buying prospects.
Check Faucets and Bulbs:
Fix leaky faucets and toilets. Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Also, burned out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Don't let little problems detract from what's right with your home.
The Little Things Count:
Loose doorknobs, cabinet handles, sticking doors and drawers, stuck windows or wobbly knobs - are all negative first impressions. Take the time to go around and check and repair all these things even if you think they are minor.
Always keep stairways and hallways clean. Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller skates on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for uninitiated visitors.
Make Room for Space:
Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They are looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.
Consider Your Closets:
Everyone loves closets! The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Remove anything that takes away from the spacious look.
Bathrooms Can Sell your Home:
Make your bathroom(s) sparkle. Clean rust stained sinks, tubs and showers, and replace any discolored caulking. For added allure, lay out a fresh set of towels, mats and shower curtains.
Keep bedrooms bright and cheerful. You can achieve this lasting impression inexpensively. Use attractive and colorful bedspreads and curtains. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture.
Watch Your Pets:
Dogs and cats are great companions, but not always when showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. Be sure to keep your cat or dog kenneled or leashed outside.