Planning to Sell Your Home? Here is How to Maximize Your Value
Sellers, to get the best offer for your home you will need to put in a bit of work to make your home look its best. Here are some helpful suggestions.
Create Great Curb Appeal: If buyers won’t get out of the car because they don’t like the exterior, you’ll never get them inside.
- Keep the sidewalks cleared
- Mow the lawn and trim the bushes
- Paint faded window trim
- Plant or pot colorful flowers in the summer
- Make sure visitors can clearly see your house number
- Remove snow in the winter
Show Your Home in the Best Light: If the house looks comfortable, but not personal, you are almost done.
- Open drapes to let the sunshine in and turn on lights
- Fresh flowers are a little luxury that make people feel good
- Make sure the temperature is comfortable
- Appeal to all the senses - your home should smell fresh
- Outdoor living spaces are becoming more important to people today, so add a few decorating touches
Make the House Shine: Clean, clean, clean.
- Wash windows inside and out
- Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks if necessary
- Polish chrome faucets and mirrors
- Vacuum regularly
- Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
- Clean dingy grout
- Replace worn rugs
- Hang up fresh towels
- Replace that old shower curtain
De-Personalize: The number one rule in staging is to de-personalize.
- Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Heck, you’re moving anyway
- Personal collections
- Remove/replace busy wallpaper
- Repaint loud accent walls
- Pack up furniture of a specific taste
- Replace the kitschy front door decorations
Rearrange Closets and Cabinets: Buyers may open closets, kitchen and medicine cabinets.
- Organize pantry and cabinet contents
- Reduce closet contents to half-full and organized
- Neatly arrange clothing, shoes and shelf items
- Put medicines and personal items out of sight
Declutter: Almost every home shows better with less furniture!
- Pare furnishings down to the bare essentials
- Pack up those cute knick knacks
- Clean off everything on kitchen counters
- Remove personal items from bathroom counters
Make Minor Repairs: Make all those little fixes you’ve been putting off.
- Replace burned-out light bulbs
- Replace cracked floor or countertop tiles
- Patch holes in the walls
- Fix leaky faucets and doors that don’t close properly
- Consider painting the walls neutral colors
- Tune up the furnace and central air conditioning units
BEST WAY TO MAXIMIZE RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT:
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