The Spring selling season is here and there are a few things you can do to set your home apart from all of the other competing properties.
Curb appeal is crucial-sometimes when I pull in the driveway to show a home a potential buyer will say that they don't even want to go inside because of the look of the home from the outside. Clean the driveway and power wash the front of the house, clean the windows until they sparkle, put away toys and bikes and plan annuals for color. Keep the lawn mowed and watered, remove any weeds and seed any bare spots. Make sure the gutters are free of debris and be sure to give the front door a new coat of paint or stain. A few pots of flowers on the front stairs or stoop will make a potential buyer smile as they approach the front door.
Inside, clear away the clutter! Vacuum thoroughly and shampoo any dirty carpets or rugs. Pack away seasonal clothes to make the closets more roomy. Place a small, solid air freshener in the closet, near the shoes, to make the closet odor-free. In the kitchen, organize the pantry and clear off the counter tops. If you have tangles of wires and power cords in plain sight, find a way to minimize this distraction. Never leave dirty dishes in the sink!
One of the easiest and least expensive things you can do is to repaint any rooms that have bright colors to a more neutral tone. It's not enough to offer a paint allowance because some buyers just can't picture their own things in a room that's painted in loud or dramatic colors. Wash all the remaining windows and open the blinds and curtains to let the sunshine in. Clean the bathrooms and kitchens until they shine! An easy way to clean that cloudy glass shower door is with a bottle of soap scum remover and a dryer softener sheet. For any stubborn stains a magic eraser works wonders. Invest in a new shower curtain liner if you don't have a separate shower. If you have an over-abundance of family photos consider packing some of them away now. You'll have a head start on the move and the buyer won't be distracted from looking at the home.
Make sure the garage is organized and has plenty of room for parking cars.
A little effort on your part before you put your house on the market will go a long way towards making your house more attractive to buyers.
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Author:Brian Hargrove Phone: 919-830-5233 Dated: March 18th 2016 Views: 930 About Brian: ...
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