If you're preparing to sell your home, consider these 7 things can make you A LOT more money...

 If you're preparing to sell your home, consider these 7 things can make you A LOT more money...


So, you're ready to sell your home. How can you efficiently and cheaply ensure that you're getting the MOST from the sale? Well, here are 7 things to consider that can make you a lot more money.


SUMMARY: 

1. DECLUTTER

When you sell your house, you want to appeal to the most amount of people as possible. The pictures of your family, memorabilia, and other personal items don't do this. Put your items in storage since you'll be moving anyway. Cluttered spaces make your house look small and cramped when you want it to look open and airy.

2. PAINT

Your yellow or red wall is not going to be aesthetic at all. Consider painting your walls a neutral color like white with gray tones, white with brown tones, etc. If you already have this color on your walls, then throw a fresh coat of paint on top or make some touch ups. 

3. LANDSCAPE

People judge a book by it's cover and if you're selling a single family home, it's likely the exterior is going to be the first photo. Get new grass, landscape, and make your exterior POP. This is going to make a HUGE impact. Nobody wants to see dead grass when they look at your house.

4. CLEAN CARPETS AND FLOORING

Simple, yet BIG. If you're not replacing any of this, then clean the carpets and refinish the flooring. 

6. FIX THE SMALL STUFF

Replace items like knobs, hardware, towel bars, etc. Replace them with something fresh, neutral, and modern. Also, replace the light bulbs. Make your home nice and bright, you want it to POP during showings and the open houses.

6. GET A PRE INSPECTION

Get a pre inspection done a month or so before you sell. This will allow you to see what needs to be done and get it done. Also, it allows these buyers to WAIVE the inspection contingency when they do make the offer, since you already have the report readily available. 

7. STAGE IT

COUNTLESS examples of how much of an impact staging has. While it is an upfront investment, it's likely you'll make it back AND some. Professional stagers have the intention to appeal to the masses and stage your furniture to do so. A vacant home or a home with your personal furniture is NOT visually appealing, nor does it give an emotional appeal to these buyers.



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