25 Quick, Cheap & Easy Tips to Help YOU Sell Your Home
We all know some of the basics: de-clutter, clean every nook & cranny, take down personal photos....
Below are some things you may not have thought of, but should do prior to selling your home.
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- Add power outlets with USB ports in rooms that lack them, especially in the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms where they’re most needed.
- Eliminate acoustic popcorn-style ceilings since they look dated and tacky.
- Remove exposed posts and half walls.
- Update wiring for the Internet and flat-screen TVs.
- Clean carpets and wood floors
- Expand a small kitchen to make it work better and look larger. Two quick fixes: Change the backsplash by adding mirrors, stainless steel, or paint, which will introduce light and views;
- Clear out and clean a garage, a big selling feature.
- Change out corroded or dented door knobs and levers.
- Pay attention to landscaping= Curb Appeal!
- Paint exterior windows, doors, gutters, downspouts, and trim
- Remove outdated wallpaper
- Remove, store, or discard excessive accessories
- Get the house inspected before it’s listed to know its condition and identify any structural issues that could derail sales.
- Outfit closets for extra storage
- Tighten a home’s “envelope” to improve energy efficiency and savings.
- Improve a home’s healthfulness by using paints and adhesives with low or no VOCs.
- Use what you have, and arrange each room in a conversational way if possible.
- Remove and replaced faded draperies, fabrics, and rugs, or leave windows and floors bare to avoid showing lack of attention.
- Replace old, dated, or worn bedding.
- Toss out old magazines.
- Check smells regularly. Besides getting rid of bad odors from pets and mildew, introduce nice fresh fragrances, but don’t go heavy on scents from candles.
- Make rooms lighter and larger for showings with good lighting. 60-watt bulbs have a nice glow.
- Go with plants rather than flowers indoors since they last longer, but either choice can add vivacity to a room.
- Pay attention to your bathrooms. Specifically, make sure you have freshly laundered towels, new soap in soap dishes, spotless mirrors, and no mildew in view.
- Be sure your house is priced competitively with the current market and homes in your area. In most regions, it’s still the No. 1 “fix” to sell quickly. Go a bit under the market price, and you may even bring forth multiple offers that are higher than expected, says Jill Epstein, a REALTOR® with Nourmand & Associates in the Los Angeles area.
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