Price Your Home According To The Market
- Look at recent sales comparisons, and consider your competition.
- An overpriced home will immediately discourage potential buyers from viewing your home.
- Consider getting an appraisal to establish the true value of your home.
Make A Positive First Impression
- Curb appeal is important and easy to enhance without spending a fortune.
- Make your home attractive and welcoming to buyers by:
- Planting flowers around your mailbox
- Removing bikes and clutter from the yard
- Weeding and keeping lawns mowed
- Trimming overgrown shrubs around the home and walkways
- Pressure-washing driveway, walkways, and patios
- Painting the front door is needed and purchasing a new door mat
- Replacing any wood rot, and repairing garage doors, fences and door sashes.
Keep Your Home Inviting and Well-Maintained
- Clean walls, floors, doors and carpets.
- Replace worn-out carpet with a neutral color.
- Paint scuffed walls with a neutral color. Painting is one of the least expensive improvements you can do to make your home more appealing.
- Remember you are selling your "space." Remove clutter and your home will appear lighter, brighter and more spacious.
- Your home can never be too clean for a potential buyer, so:
- Clean the oven, refrigerator, and organize cupboards.
- Clear off countertops and remove pictures from the refrigerator.
- Clean all ceiling fans, light fixtures and blinds.
- Organize the laundry room, garage and closets.
- Store excess furniture and make rooms less crowded.
- Eliminate strong odors or unpleasant smells from pets or cooking.
Stage Your Home For All Showings
- Make sure lights are on in every room including bathrooms, closets and hallways.
- Pull back drapes and open or raise blinds.
- Place potpourri in several rooms of your home.
- Turn on soft easy-listening music.
- Keep all pets away during showings and store pet dishes.
- Put kitchen garbage under the sink.
- Display fresh towels in the bathrooms.