Tips for Selling Your Home
Take a moment to tour your home, not as the owner, proud of your investment, but as a potential buyer. Look at all those little things that you as a buyer might consider important. You obviously cannot change the layout itself to make the home more appealing to the potential buyer, but you can do simple things that will make the home more exciting and attractive to buyers. Most alterations are easily done and help both you and us to find a buyer quickly while bringing you tope dollar for your home.
- First impressions are lasting. The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean and scrubbed looking. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged and the yard free of hoses, toys and refuse. Flowers enhance a home inside and out.
- Decorate for a quick sale. Faded walls and worn stained carpet reduce appeal. Fresh paint and new carpets are the best investment you can make. A quicker sale at a higher price will result.
- Let the sun shine in. Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be. (Dark homes do not appeal and seem small).
- Fix that faucet! Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
- Repairs can make a big difference. Lose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and minor flaws detract from home value.
- From top to bottom. Display the full value of your garage, store rooms and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles. Brighten dark, dull rooms by painting walls.
- Safety first. Keep stairways clear: Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
- Make closets look bigger. Neat, well-ordered closets show that the space is ample.
- Bathrooms help sell homes. Check and repair caulking in bathrooms and showers. Make this room sparkle!
- Arrange rooms neatly. Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
- Can you see the light? Illumination is like a "welcome sign". The potential buyer will feel growing warmth when you turn on all your lights for an evening inspection.