With a little effort on your part, your home can be sold more quickly and at a better price. The following tips have proved invaluable to owners and are worth your special attention:
- First Impressions are lasting!
No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. Spruce up the exterior, whether it is adding a few shrubs or making sure the ice and snow is gone. The front door greets the prospect – Make sure it is fresh, clean, and paint the trim.
- Is the Closet Half Empty or Half Full?
Either way, storage sells! From the attic to the linen closet, take half the stuff out and organize the rest.
- Let The Sun Shine!
A well-lit home is more cheery and welcoming – make sure to have ample lighting in every room while maximizing sun exposure.
- Hide The Dog
Not everyone is a pet lover – hide the food bowl or kitty litter box, they can give the buyer the sense that your home is not clean.
- The Quick Fix
Leaky faucets, sticky cabinet drawers, touch up paint – these small easy fixes can go a long way to make a buyer feel like they are buying a home in good condition. BUT, don’t go overboard on the upgrades, keep your budget in mind.
- Too Homey?
De-clutter and depersonalizing your home will allow a buyer to imagine their family pictures hanging on the wall – not yours!
If you are considering selling your home, let me come by to help you implement some great tricks, without going overboard. Call me today for your FREE consultation – 530-448-1643 or Carmen@CarmenCarr.com