12 Tips to Sell Your Home!
1) First Impressions
A well-manicured lawn and neatly trimmed shrubs will welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted - or at least freshly scrubbed - front door. Ask yourself: If you were the buyer, would you be impressed as you approached the house?
2) Clean House
A dirty home does not exactly trigger ones emotions to want to buy a home. Consider cleaning carpets, kitchen counters, garage and utility room, dust all fixtures. A little paint may help. If you're worried about time, hire professional cleaners or painters to get your house ready. Remember, prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look "with a little work."
3) Check Faucets and Bulbs
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks, and suggests faulty or worn - out plumbing. Change light bulbs as necessary. A well lit home is a happy home.
4) Think Safety
Homeowners want to feel safe. Make sure all smoke detectors are in place and in working order.
5) Lots of Space
Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They're looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.
6) No Clutter Closets
The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now's the time to donate unwanted clothes to charity.
7) Make Your Bathrooms Sparkle
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. Display your best towels, mats, and shower curtains.
8) Create Dream Bedrooms
Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a must.
9) Sunny Home
Let the sun shine in! Keep curtains and drapes open so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.
10) When you have a showing in the evening
Turn on all your lights- both inside and outside. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.
11) Watch Your Pets
Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you're showing your home. Keep Garfield and Lassie out of the way.
12) Sweet Smell of Success
When prospects walk in your home greet them with a home sweet home aroma of fresh bread baking in the oven. You can even try boiling some apple cider with cinnamon sticks or perhaps buy a frozen pie from your local grocery store and heat it in the oven.