Prepare Your Unfinished Basement For Selling

By: Adrian Trott | Award winning Realtor with Century 21 Miller Real Estate

Every room in your home presents an opportunity to build value in the eyes of a prospective buyer, unfinished basements included.  This often neglected area can be dark, dirty and damp or bright, clean and full of potential.  Do these three things to ensure this space has a positive impact on the sale of your home.

1. Paint The Floors

Painting your basement floors - Selling your home

Painting concrete floors in a basement significantly reduces dust, makes cleaning the floors much easier and instills in prospective buyers the idea that you've gone above and beyond to ensure the house is properly maintained; this idea will carry with them throughout all other areas of the home.


2. Organize

Basement Storage - Selling your home

Make sure your basement feels spacious and organized.  Use shelving and storage containers to allow easy access to all areas.  Keep exterior walls visible; when exterior walls aren't visible, buyers and home inspectors may be concerned about potential leaks or hidden problems.


3. Stairs and Stairwell

Basement Stairs - Selling your home


Because basement stairs are not typically finished and sealed they age and wear quickly.  By painting the stairs and and stairwell you create an inviting entry to your basement.  First impressions go a long way by creating a clean and inviting stairwell, people will be more inclined to venture into your basement for a look.

Use these tips to help add value to your home!  The more reasons you can offer to justify your price, the more money you will get and the quicker you will sell.  


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Ariel Kormendy | Adrian Trott
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1 (800) 617-0090

Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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