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Thursday, April 16, 2020
DIY home prep while in quarantine
DIY home prep while in quarantine
Here are 4 of my best tricks for getting a home ready to sell. All things you can do on your own while hanging out with the fam!#1 Declutter your entire house (top to bottom)Chances are, if you’ve lived in a space for an extended period of time, you’ve probably accumulated quite the collection of “stuff”. However, most buyers aren’t there to look at all your knick knacks you’ve collected over the years. They’re trying to picture themselves living in the space. And it’s hard for them to picture living there with all your personal things scattered around. Rooms that you should focus on include the kitchen cabinets, bedrooms, and living rooms. This also means tucking away your prized possessions and family pics. Trust me on this one!#2 Freshen up your paint If you’re like most of my sellers, you probably have some scratches on the walls, chipping paint on the baseboards, and normal wear and tear that comes with living in a home. There’s nothing like a little fresh paint to bring a space to life, and make it look brand spanking new! If you’ve got some leftover paint cans hanging around the garage, go ahead and break out the paint brush and do touch ups throughout the home. Taking the time to make things like new will payoff in the end...because buyers will feel much more confident about making an offer. #3 Organize the closets Closet space can be a huge selling point. So you’ll want to add cleaning out all your closets to the list. Because let’s face it. Having storage space can make or break a sale. And if your closet is jammed packed full, this could be a turnoff for a buyer that’s looking for something with plenty of space. My advice is to take about half of your belongings out of your closet. Why? Because it will free up space and make it appear that you have all the space you could possibly need (and more). Be sure to do the same thing to your cabinets. Clean and tidy will win the day!#4 Make sure the outside looks fresh and clean There’s nothing that can scare away a potential buyer quite like a junky yard. If it’s a nice sunny day outside, take advantage by making your exterior look welcoming. Start by mowing the lawn, planting flowers, and trimming the hedges. Don’t forget to put away the garden hose, the kids bikes and move the cars out of the driveway. By working on your curb appeal, you’re paving the way for potential buyers to feel welcomed and at home as soon as they pull up in the driveway.Consequences (What Happens If You Don’t Have A Good Agent): If you’re seriously thinking about making a move, these tips can only help you make a faster sell - At a higher price point. Putting these items off and then trying to do all of this last minute will show when you’re trying to list your home. So do them now.At this point, you may be convinced that you may need some guidance around the area of preparing your home to for sale. But you may also be thinking that you have no idea where to start.If you’re thinking about making a move, I can help you through the process. Just send me a message or text me at 860-558-2122 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. No pressure, no sales tactics, just the help and guidance that you need!For more real estate ideas, subscribe to my YouTube Channel!
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