The Premier Team will guide you through the process of getting your home ready for sale. Here are some of our touch up tips that will help your home shine when it is ready to hit the market!
First impressions are lasting.
The front door greets the prospective buyer. Make sure it is fresh and clean looking. Keep the lawn trimmed, edged, and free of refuse.
Decorate for a quick sale.
Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. Why try to tell the prospect how the home could look when you can show him by cleaning and freshening? A quicker sale at a higher price will result. Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains. An investment in fresh paint and "elbow grease" will pay dividends, and you can not find a better investment when you are selling a house.
Let your kitchen shine.
Buyers will open cabinets, drawers, and appliances. Make sure all are organized and wiped down, inside and out.
FIX that faucet!
Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing. Check and repair the caulking in bathtubs and showers. Bathrooms help sell homes. Make this room sparkle!
Repairs can make a big difference!
Many buyers believe there are 10 problems they have not noticed for every 1 problem they see. Loose knobs, sticking/squeaking doors and windows, and other minor flaws detract from a home's value. Have them fixed!
Let the sun shine through.
Open draperies and blinds and let the prospective buyer see how cheerful your home can be! Dark rooms are not appealing.
From top to bottom...
Display the full value of your attic, basement, and other utility space by removing all unnecessary items. Short term, off-site areas are relatively inexpensive to rent to store these items. eBay can get rid of that treasure trove, too!
Keep stairways clear. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
Make closets look bigger.
Neat, well-ordered closets show that space is ample. A little money spent on closet organizers reaps large returns.
People are sensitive to smells.
Strong smells can detract from a home. Make sure your house smells fresh and clean. Avoid cooking with strong spices. Limit use of plug in air fresheners. They can be considered a technique of hiding a home issue such as mold smell!
Harmonize the elements.
Play the stereo or a CD softly. Turn the TV off. Turn all the lights on, day or night. Keep the drapes open in the daytime and closed at night. If it is hot, cool it; if it is cold, light a fire!
Pride of ownership sells faster and for more money.
It is called "cleanliness," and cleanliness brings more buyers than dirt. Putting extra sparkle in your bathrooms and kitchen will pay off!