It’s so important that when you decide to sell your home that you take a look around the rooms, yard, pool, etc., and make changes where needed in order to maximize your selling price.
Here is a list that you may find helpful when beginning the process of getting your home ready. Some you may not have thought of and can make all the difference on the day you decide to sell.
First Impressions are lasting.The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean and scrubbed looking. Keep lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of refuse.
Decorate for a quick sale.Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. Why try to tell the prospect how your home could look, when you can show him by redecorating! A quicker sale at a higher price will result.
ContentOpen blinds and draperies or curtains. Let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be (dark rooms do not appeal to the eye).
Fix that faucet.Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
Small repairs can make a big difference.Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from buyer’s perception of home value. Have them fixed.
From top to bottom.Display the full value of your attic and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles.
Safety first.Keep stairways clear. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
Make closets look bigger.Neat well-ordered closets show that space is ample.
Bathrooms help sell homes.Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Make this room sparkle.
Arrange bedrooms neatly.Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and window coverings.
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(for when you are actually allowing buyers and others to come inside and see your beautiful home)