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When Selling a Home

When selling your home there are no guarantees that a buyer will simply walk through the front door. In many cases ou may have to bring your home to the buyer. Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing and able buyer. The appearance of your home, a buyer's first impressions, and other considerations can also affect the sale of your home. Be sure to explore tips for increasing your home's value. Have you considered that home prices in your neighborhood and the value of your property is also factors used for pricing your home? Increasing the value of your House When you're preparing your house for sale, remeber the importance of first impressions. The markey isn't the only factor that influences whether you get your asking price. Appearance and overall condition play a major role. Here are some easy things you can do to make your home more appealing to buyers. It is estimated that more than half the houses are sold before the buyers even get out of their cars. So stand across the street from your house and review its curb appeal.

Outside:

  • Sweep front walkway.
  • Remove newspapers, bikes and toys.
  • Park extra cars away from property.
  • Trim back the shrubs.
  • Apply fresh, clean paint throughout.
  • Keep pet areas clean.
  • Mow the lawn more frequently and plant flowers.

Inside:

  • Kitchen and bathroom should shine.
  • Quick once-over with the vacuum; carpets should be clean.
  • Place fresh flowers in the main rooms.
  • Keep plumbing and all appliances in working order.
  • Maintain all sealant (window, tub, shower, sink, etc.) in good condition.
  • Make sure roof and gutters are in good condition;

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