When you decide to sell your house, there are a many cosmetic things you can do that will improve your success. These are often things that you are “too close” to see. When you live in a home items that are often obvious to outsiders are “invisible” to the you.
If you are working with a real estate agent, he or she will tell you what needs to be addressed before placing your home on the market. You might also ask your most honest friend to come and give an impartial once-over to determine areas you need to work on before placing your house on the market.
Remember, any house will sell – in any condition – but the items listed here will positively affect your sales price and will help you sell it faster.
Jeff’s Note: If you don’t have the time, desire, or money to invest in all of the following items, you should at least do the cleaning items, go over the entryway list, and order a full yard service.
Jeff’s Note: Often, you can improve the curb appeal of your home by removing a tree or two in the front yard to “open up” the view of the house. If they can’t see it, you can’t sell it. Most sellers are resistant to cutting tress, but the more curb appeal you have, the less time it takes to sell.
Jeff’s Note: Having the heat exchange cleaned and serviced, prevents the inspector from making comments that may put doubts in a potential buyers mind on the condition of the furnace. If it’s clean and well maintained, the buyer will feel confident.
Jeff’s Note: Before selling your home, you will need to clean like you have never cleaned before. This can be such a time consuming task, you may want to hire a cleaning company. Most potential buyers will associate clutter and dust with a failure to maintain a home.
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