Tips For a Successful Home sale

Prepping Your Home For A Successful Sale

When you’re ready to sell your home, doing a little preparation beforehand can potentially help your home sell quicker and for a higher price.

Maximize Curb Appeal
Getting buyers through the front door starts at the curb. Manicure the lawn, and trim the trees and shrubs. Pull weeds and plant some colorful flowers. Clear the walkways. Fix peeling paint and wind up that hose. Paint the address number on the curb.

Make Repairs to Visible Blemishes
Is there something that’s an eyesore, but an easy fix? If looking at it bothers you, it could bother a potential buyer and reduce the appeal of your home. Replace burnt-out light bulbs, fix that loose door handle, and make needed paint touch-ups.

Make a Buyer’s Entrance Inviting
Freshly paint the front door with a color that contrasts the house. Add a new welcome mat and hang a fresh wreath on the door.

Let the Light Shine In
Remove heavy window coverings to let in the natural light we all crave and add lamps to brighten up darker areas to add more cheer.

Remove the Clutter
This serves two purposes.

Remove Personal Items
It will be much easier for potential buyers to imagine your home as theirs when they can envision their own items in it.

Highlight Special Features
Use accents and color to draw eyes to special features that you want potential buyers to notice—throw pillows, plants, or other eye-catching accessories.

Have questions?  Contact me, Melissa Stevenson, for answers. I can help you with all things real estate.

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Prepping Your Home For A Successful Sale When you’re ready to sell your home, doing a little preparation beforehand can potentially help your home sell quicker and for a higher price. Maximize Curb Appeal Getting buyers through the front door starts at the curb. Manicure the lawn, and trim the trees and shrubs. Pull weeds…

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