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5 Best Projects to Prep your Home for Sale


5 best projects to prep your home for sale
If you are planning on selling your home soon then here are
some suggestions from a buyer’s point of view of projects you need to do now 
  • Update your curb appeal. Often a first impression is the most
    important thing you can do for potential buyers. Curb appeal is important.
    Make sure all your bushes have been trimmed. Add more mulch around your
    bushes or landscaping to freshen it up. Also replace any broken pavers or
    fix up any broken sidewalks. Remove dead plants and trees and think about
    aerating your lawn. Pressure wash your eaves, walkways, driveways and any
    vinyl trim on your home. Paint any outside areas of your home that are not
    stone or vinyl like doors and windows.
  • Home Inspection. If this hasn’t been suggested by your Realtor®, then you make the
    suggestion. Having a home inspection before you put your home on the
    marketing can show you areas that need to be fixed or repaired. It is also
    a good selling point because you will get a report and then you can show
    receipts for any repairs to potential buyers.
  • Flooring and Painting. Take a good look at your carpets. Do
    they need to be replaced? Do your hardwood floors need to be refinished or
    freshened up? Flooring is a major hiccup for buyers when purchasing a
    home. Also take a good look at your walls. Are there any vivid colors that
    need to be changed? Buyers will often gawk at strange or overly bright
    colors, so it may be worth repainting using beiges, light grays or
    off-whites.
  • Storage areas. Often overlooked are your common storage areas
    such as garages, basements and attics. If these places are accessible,
    buyers will take a look and they will form an impression. Take this
    opportunity to organize any of these areas you may have and sell off or
    remove the extra clutter. Garage sales are a great way to declutter while
    making money.
  • Consider staging. Potential buyers want to be able to picture
    themselves and their stuff in your house. When personal items from the
    seller are on display they will have a harder time imagining the home as
    theirs. Hiring a professional stage can help. They will create a plan,
    assist you with knowing what items to remove and your will likely get as
    much as $5,000 to $10,000 more for your home. It is a fact that staged
    homes sell for more.
Let me know
if you have any questions about any of these suggestions, as a professional
Realtor® I can help guide you as to which of these items you need to do to
prepare for sale. I have professional contacts that I can refer to you if you
need help.
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