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Make Your Property "Sellable"

Before you put your home on the market, there are some things you can do to differentiate your house among the competitors.


When preparing to put your home up for sale, your first concern is the home's exterior. If the outside, or "curb appeal" looks good,

people will more than likely want to see what's on the inside. Keep the lawn and landscape nicely manicured. Trim the bushes and

season permitting, plant some flowers.

Be sure your front door area has a "Welcome" feeling. A fresh coat of paint on the front door looks great.


Quick Tips for Maximizing exterior and curb appeal
Before putting your house on the market, take as much time as necessary (and as little money as possible) to maximize its exterior and interior appeal.

Tips to enhance your home’s exterior and curb appeal:


How much should you spend?
In preparing your home for the market, spend as little money as possible. Buyers will be impressed by a brand new roof, but they

aren't likely to give you enough extra money to pay for it. There is a big difference between making minor and inexpensive

"polishes" and "touch-ups" to your house, such as putting new knobs on cabinets and a fresh coat of neutral paint in the living

room, and doing extensive and costly renovations, like installing a new kitchen. As REALTORS®, we are familiar with buyers'

expectations and can advise you specifically on what improvements need to be made. Don't hesitate to ask for advice.


Of all the rooms inside your home, pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. They should look as modern, bright and fresh as possible.

It is essential for them to be clean and odor free. A fresh coat of paint just may do the trick. Have any leaky faucets taken care of. A call to a plumber is a wise investment.


Quick Tips for Maximizing interior appeal
Enhance your home’s interior by:


Since you want your home to look as spacious as possible, remove any excess or very large furniture. Make sure that table tops, dressers

and closets are free of clutter. Don't use your garage, attic, or basement to store these extra things. These areas also need to have the

impression of space. Instead, put them into storage. Make sure walls and doors are free of smudges and look for anything that might

indicate a maintenance problem, such as cracked windows, holes in the wall or stained ceilings.


Finally, if your basement shows any signs of dampness or leakage, seal the walls.

Quick tips for showings:

Always look at your home from the buyer's point of view. Be objective and be honest.