Tips for Home Sellers

Tips for Home Sellers

When selling your home, one of the most powerful bargaining tools you have is the home’s appearance and appeal. A potential buyer’s first impression of your home may be the strongest one she will have, and it can be very difficult to change. A mediocre first impression will make it difficult to sell the property at anything beyond a mediocre price. On the other hand, a fantastic first impression will virtually guarantee you a better chance of closing your deal at a fantastic price.

Prepare your home for the market by viewing it through the eyes of a prospective buyer. Physically leave your home for a few minutes and come back with your eyes wide open. Take your time and write down absolutely everything you notice, from the smoothness of the grass to the brightness of the paint. Ask yourself, “What can I do to make my home irresistible?” Here are some of our top tips for home sellers:

Exterior of Home

  • Pull weeds from flower beds
  • Trim hedges into crisp, sharp lines
  • Remove unnecessary toys and other debris
  • Freshen exterior paint

Interior of Home

  • Remove clutter and unnecessary personal items
  • Remove furniture to thoroughly clean each room
  • Clean the carpeting
  • Rearrange furniture to maximize space and avoid blocking the view of the room
  • Open draperies that receive sunlight

There is a lot you can do to improve the appearance of your home without spending much money. Remember that cleanliness and smooth lines can increase the apparent value of your home exponentially.

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