Selling Your House Guide - Fall 2020

When listing your house, one of your top goals will likely be to get the house sold for the best price possible. In many cases, it’s the little things that make a big impact. Here are some small projects you can do to make sure your house is in tip-top shape when you’re ready to sell. 10 Tips to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your House q Give your entry a facelift. Try a fresh coat of paint or a new front door. q Landscape your yard. A well-groomed lawn shows buyers the house was cared for. q Make sure all exterior lights work. Replace outdoor light bulbs. q Wash all windows (inside and out). Don’t let dirty windows take away from a great view. q Clean out your garage. Consider climate in your area, you may want to add a pop of color around your yard. q Remove any lawn ornaments you are planning to bring with you to your new home. q Replace a worn-out welcome mat. Welcome buyers with a fresh step into your house. q Paint or replace the street numbers on your house. Make them more visible to potential buyers. q Power wash outdoor surfaces. Give them a ‘like new’ feeling (ex: siding, sidewalks, driveway). Every small project can make a big difference when you’re ready to close a top-dollar sale. getting a storage unit to remove any non-essential items you want to keep. q Plant flowers. Depending on the 10 Tips to Make Your House Look Like Home to Buyers q Clean everything. A clean house will allow buyers to picture themselves in the space and not be distracted. q Give every room a purpose. Even if you used it as a bonus room, clear room identity helps buyers visualize. q Let the light in. Bright rooms feel warm and inviting; dark rooms can feel small and gloomy. q Fix anything that’s broken. Buyers will notice and may offer less for your house if repairs are required. q Declutter your house. Thinning out your closets and pantry will show how much room is available. q Update paint and floors. These are things you can update to sell your house faster and for more money. q Organize the kitchen. Pack away any non-essentials or small appliances and clean all the surfaces. q Clean up. Empty all trash bins and hide any dirty laundry. q Fix the doors. Fix any squeaks or creaks on interior and exterior doors. q Replace light bulbs with new ones. Make sure all the switches work properly in your house. What You Can Do Now to Get Your House Ready to Sell


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