Get Your Home Ready to Sell

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First impressions are everything to potential home buyers – and in many cases the decision to consider the purchase is initially based on your home’s curb appeal. Take advantage of your next Open House opportunity
by presenting your home in its best light. Here are a few easy and inexpensive things you can do to quickly shape up your home’s exterior:

• Tidy-Up: Rake the leaves, sweep your walkways, and clear your front steps.
• Do Some Gardening: Weed and plant seasonal flowers to brighten your landscape.
• Fix the Yard: Mow the lawn and edge the sidewalks.
• Get Rid of the Clutter: Remove unnecessary items from the front of the house and store garbage cans and gardening supplies neatly in your garage.
• Freshen-Up: Clean the windows, paint the front door, and replace worn doormats and screens.
• Make Sure It Works: Replace broken door bells, outdoor lighting and wobbly rails.
• It’s Showtime: Take a quick look around before the start time of your Open House.

And remember…We can give you an outside perspective. We help people like you do this every day.

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The status of the interior of a home is important too. There are numerous ways to make your home more attractive to buyers:

Stage your home for potential purchasers. In your eyes, your home may be decorated to the tee, but to a potential buyer with different taste, your choices may impact their decision.
• Remove personal items such as family photos from the line of sight. Potential buyers are trying to imagine themselves in the space. Seeing reminders of your time spent there can make that difficult.
• Remove clutter – even if you don’t think it is clutter. Empty spaces seem bigger, lighter and more appealing.
• Consider making quick, inexpensive cosmetic changes to attract a wider range of buyers. A fresh coat of neutral colored paint can greatly change the appearance of any room and increase your final selling prices.
• Odors and pet hair are a huge turn-off when people are viewing a home. Try your best to keep pets off of the furniture and keep your home smelling fresh.