13 Inexpensive Ways to make your Home worth More & sell Quicker
I understand not everyone has the time, money & resources but there are small things you can do to that cost nothing that will help sell your home quicker and for more money.
Using my experience showing homes, I know which renovations help sell a home, and which don't. If you are thinking of Selling your home in MA or RI. I'm happy to provide a No cost Staging Consultation and Top Dollar Marketing Plan which includes your Home's Value.
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1. Get rid of clutter.
Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines. Leave plenty of counter space for the home buyers to see in the kitchen & bath . Throw or give away anything you no longer use or want to move! Clean out the garage & basement. Have a yard sale!
2. Wash your windows & screens
to let more natural light inside. Consider removing curtain panels & leave just valances to let in even more light especially to show off a great view.
3. Keep everything extra clean.
Wash fingerprints from light switch plates. Mop & wax floors. Clean the stove & refrigerator. A clean house makes a better first impression & convinces home buyers that the home has been well cared for. Pay particular attention to the kitchen & baths.
Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, & pet smells. Open windows if possible. Try not to let anyone smoke in the home the day of a showing. Pet smells can be tricky. There are charcoal odor & must absorbing bags you can buy at HomeDepot to throw under your sofa & chairs that work very well. ( Also sold at Chewy.com )
5. Put higher wattage bulbs
in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter, especially basements & other dark rooms. Replace any burnt out bulbs.
6. Make minor home repairs
that can create a bad impression. Small problems, such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet, may seem trivial, but it will give the buyer the impression that the home wasn't well maintained.
7. Fresh interior & exterior paint
is, dollar for dollar, the most profitable improvement home sellers can make. Paint using neutral colors but not white, it appears too harsh. This is my #1 Recommendation to get you Top Dollar ! Painting Instantly freshes up a room. It's the biggest bang for your buck.
If your budget allows, Install new light fixtures -
instantly updates a room.
9. Replacing worn carpets or flooring - A
sk your real estate professional for advice. Once in a slow market I listed a home and the seller did not want to finish the hardwoods. After a few weeks she did have the floors done, I advertised Gleaming Hard wood flooring held an Open House and Voila the home was Sold ! Yet I have to say in certain homes I may advise against installing new carpets or flooring.
10. Tidy up your yard.
Cut the grass, rake the leaves & trim the bushes. Put planters or Plant a few bright flowers near the entryway. Home buyers will drive by first then decide if they want to see the inside. You only get 1 First Impression.
11. Patch holes in your driveway
& reapply sealant, if applicable.
12. " Stage "
the home to sell. I am a Certified Home Marketing Stager, I will advise yand help you to Stage your home to sell quicker & for more Money, Its inexpensive & fun!
13. Beautify the front entrance.
Clean up leaves & cobwebs. Paint the front door if needed. Place down a new welcome mat (a black one to hide dirt & mud ) add a colorful planter. 1st impressions mean a lot!
Once the home is prepared and Staged, then we can take Beautiful Photos and Aerial Drone photos to highlight your home's best Features.
Staging the home to sell is a Valuable part of my Top Value Home Marketing Plan,
*** When choosing a Real Estate Agent, hire an experienced agent with local knowledge. An agent with an aggressive marketing plan both in print & on-line. Hire An agent that works full time, some agents work part - time treating your Real estate sale as a hobby. You need an agent who will be serious about selling your home, Your biggest asset.
Courtesy of Karen Ann Martin ~ REALTOR
Professional Real Estate Sales Consultant and Home Staging Services
Safe Harbor Realty 1037 Main Rd. Suite C Westport MA 02790
Contact me with any questions, Every situation is different I am always happy to advise the best move for you.
Call or text me at 774-930-8181
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