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Getting Your House Ready to Sell

bathroomWhen you decided to put your house on the market, did you start thinking about how you could get the best offer? While it isn’t possible to fix every cosmetic issue, but you can prioritize the items that will help you sell your home for the best price possible.

Get Rid of the Clutter

When potential buyers look at photos or set up a viewing, they’re interested in the house, not how you’ve decorated it. Packing family photos and cleaning out knickknacks is a good place to start.

Show Off Your Storage

An abundance of closet space and storage areas is a great selling point. Even cleaning out closets to only be half full will show off the available space.

Let the Light In

Natural light is a great plus for any home. Taking down window treatments, cleaning windows and cutting back bushes to ensure the most light comes in will make an impact.

Touch Up Paint

A fresh coat of paint goes a long way to making a room feel fresher and brighter. Don’t forget to scrub or paint any moldings or trim so they pop.

Make a Good First Impression

When a potential buyers drives by your house, you want them to be impressed by the curb appeal. Keeping the yard tidy, and adding some color with seasonal flowerbeds will make your home look more welcoming.

Good Photos are Key

Searching for a home starts online for most buyers. Having professional photos taken is a good idea, but if it’s out of your budget, work with your realtor to see if they suggest a photographer or can give you tips for taking photos yourself.

Get an Inspection

An inspection will be part of the process for potential buyers. You can get ahead of the curve by having your own inspection done before listing your house. This will give you time to fix any issues before it becomes part of a contract.

Selling your home is a big deal and getting guidance from a professional will be invaluable. If you aren’t sure what you can do, ask your realtor for advice!

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