Tips To Improve Your Sale Price
Maximizing dollars out of your home doesn’t always mean spending huge money on renovations first.
Buyers are making decisions from the moment they pull into your neighborhood, onto your street and in front of your home. First impressions last. Take a little time prior to listing to make sure your home is ship-shape.
Wash windows and front doors
Clean sidewalks and driveways; remove all garbage from the exterior
Cut and water the grass, edge the lawn, pull weeds
Repair gate latches and screen door springs, oil locks on all doors to be opened by REALTORS and make sure they are functional, mark keys that are not matched to the front lock
Clean and organize storage rooms and garages so they look larger
Change the furnace filter
Clean the home thoroughly, remove clutter from kitchen and bathroom counters, take down personal pictures and awards as they distract the buyers and take the focus off the home.
Odours can kill a sale before the potential buyer ever enters the home. You may not smell your pet, but it is guaranteed the buyer will. Smoking in the home will cost you thousands in sale price, as will pets. Even cooking aromatic recipes or bacon is a no-no unless you can air the home out thoroughly prior to any showings.
These are simple tips that require less than $100 in investment and will garner $2000 to $5000 more in sale price in most cases. You would be amazed at how few people are willing to pick up the extra cash for a weekend’s worth of work.