Potential buyers must be able to see themselves living in this house. A few simple changes and touchups will translate into a positive impression and have the potential for a higher offer. The following is a list of tips to consider:
- Thoroughly clean every nook and cranny of your house and remove all clutter.
- Have it professional cleaned, and keep it that clean every day.
- Hold any moving sales before you put your house on the market.
- Consider renting off-site storage for extra/unused belongings while your house is on the market. Stuffing the garage to the rafters will only give buyers the impression that the house is too small for the average family.
- Repair cracks, leaks/signs of dampness, holes or any other damage throughout the house (walls/plaster, wallpaper, paint, appliances, fixtures, moldings/other woodwork, and flooring/carpet/tiles).
- Consider painting dirty/filthy or strongly colored walls with a neutral shade of paint, such as beige or off-white. Neutral colors make rooms appear larger and help prospective buyers picture their own belongings in your house. Paint the ceiling and trim white for a sharp and clean contrast.
- Inspect and repair your electric, plumbing, heating, cooling and/or alarm systems.
- If your kitchen needs major updating, give it a mini-makeover with small changes like new cabinet hardware
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