Selling Secret #1: Don’t over-upgrade
Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, fix leaky faucets and clean the grout.
Selling Secret #2: Half-empty closets
Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers may snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets clean and tidy.
Selling Secret #3: Light it up
Maximize the light in your home. Good light is the one thing that every buyer says they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – this will make it more sellable.
Selling Secret #4: Conceal the critters
You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you'd be wrong. Not everyone...shocking but true... is a dog person. Buyers don't want to walk into a home and see a bowl full of dog food, or smell the kitty litter box. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. Send the critters to a pet spa for the day, you will thank yourself later!
Selling Secret #5: The first impression is the only impression
No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judge your home before they walk through the door. They say you get the first 8 seconds to make a first impression. It's important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home's exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers.
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