Q. I am thinking of selling my home later this year.
What can I do to fix it up and net more from the sale?
A. Remember when you put your home up for sale it becomes a product on display. Getting rid of clutter makes it easier for potential buyers to walk through the property and see themselves living there. You may also need to tackle a few home improvement projects to get a good price for your property.
Start with the walls. Freshly painted walls in a neutral color invite a potential buyer to imagine the home with their things in it. You want enough wall decoration to make your home attractive, but it is easy to overdo it. When removing wall décor to paint, leave most of it packed away.
Freshen up the kitchen. Kitchens often sell a home. You will want to make sure it is bright, clean and reasonably updated. Consider replacing the hardware or adding a new backsplash between the countertops and hanging cabinets. If you have to replace appliances, stainless steel is an option that offers clean lines and is easy to keep clean.
Enhance the curb appeal with neat, trim landscaping. Your home will likely be viewed on the internet before a buyer visits the property. A clean exterior makes better looking photos and helps your home look more valuable.
To get more information about how to prepare your home for the market, ask about my Free Consumer Report “Home Seller’s Guide To Moneymaking Fix-Ups,” a guide to help you realize the most profit from your home.
If you have any other real estate questions, or need capable and trustworthy representation, please call me at: 602-565-9688.