Helpful Tips on Preparing to Sell Your Home in 2014
Have one of our REALTORS® go through your home and ask for suggestions to improve salability. Here are some time-tested tips:
Remove excessive family photos, items of decided personal interest, surplus knick-knacks and potentially offensive pictures. They divert a buyer’s attention to your personal things rather than your home’s features. Removing obstacles that might make it difficult for buyers to see themselves living in the home is a must. Any discomfort and buyers will get a negative first impression.
Rid the home of all clutter. Many of us accumulate stuff over the years we’ll never use or need again. So rid yourself of items that just take up space and create untidiness. Box up any items you want to keep but don’t need while selling.
Closets and storage spaces are especially prone to clutter and accumulation. The more spacious and organized the more attractive they look to others.
Rooms too should look spacious and inviting, not cramped--so consider removing any excess furniture and bric-a-brac.
Clean everything. Make entryways, kitchens and baths sparkle and create lots of clean counter space. Tidy and organize cupboards and drawers as buyers do want to see inside. Cleanse appliances, windows and sills, floors, curtains and blinds, even unfinished basement areas.
Apply a fresh coat of paint on walls. Paint thoughtfully chosen can create general appeal without the high cost. Freshly painted doors and trim inside and out look great.