Before you do anything, you have to stop thinking of your house as a HOME and start thinking about it as an investment. Probably one of the most important investments you have made and you want to get the largest possible return on it. In order to get the best selling price it’s necessary to do some prep work to showcase your house in it’s best light. Here are some inexpensive home-staging tips to help you achieve this goal.
- Keep the grass freshly cut.
- Remove all yard clutter.
- Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
- Paint the front door.
- Remove cobwebs and sweep front step
- Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds.
- *Clean windows inside and out.
- Wash or paint home’s exterior.
- Tighten and clean all door handles.
- Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached.
- Make sure exterior lights are working
- Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks
(consider a temporary self-storage unit).
- *Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
- Remove wall paper
- Shampoo carpets.
- Clean and organize cabinets and closets.
- *Clean appliances, inside and out
- Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.
- Clean sinks and bathtubs. Replace cracked and peeling caulk.
- *Clean all light fixtures. Replace bulbs as needed.
As part of my services as your Realtor, I work with you to stage your home. A well staged home will sell faster and for more. If you are considering doing any big improvements or remodeling prior to selling, I strongly encourage you to talk with me first. You want to make sure the changes you are thinking of doing will make financial sense. Remember, this is all about getting you a great return on your investment.
*I highly recommend using Norwex window cleaning cloths and Mr Clean magic erasers. Both will save you time. I use them in my own home and love them!