Tips For Quick Fix-Ups to Help Sell Your Home
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Today, I thought I share with you some simple fix-ups that you can do to get ready to sell your home. As we move into the spring market, you want to make sure potential buyers see your home at its best. Here are some of the top ways to fix up the appearance of your home without investing a lot of money. A little time and effort now will pay big dividends when you sell your home.
Landscaping: Trim the grass and make sure all flowerbeds are freshly mulched and free of weeds. Prune overgrown shrubs, especially if they’re hiding windows or blocking the entryway.
Gutters and Fences: Reinforce sagging gutters and straighten crooked fences. Make sure the gutters are cleared of obstructions and the soil isn’t washed out around downspouts. A quick power washing will brighten fences and make it easier to sell your home.
Driveway and Walkways: Clear away clutter like bikes, tools and toys. Use weed killer on grass and weeds that sprout in pavement cracks. Keep edges neat with a weed eater or edger.
Curb Appeal To Sell Your Home
Front Door: Freshen the door and trim with a new coat of paint. Tighten loose doorknobs, oil squeaky hinges and make sure the doorbell works. Clean any furniture or outside decorations. Add a colorful potted plant or a new doormat. Curb appeal helps when you sell your home
Inside Entry: Shampoo the rug or scrub and wax the floor. Add a fresh area rug and make sure it has a nonskid surface for safety. Hang a mirror to make your entry look larger and brighter.
Kitchen: Set a warm, inviting mood by keeping countertops free of clutter and adding decorative canisters or a scented candle. Clean out the refrigerator, degrease the oven, wipe down cabinet doors and keep the sink shining.
Bathrooms: Make sure your bathrooms sparkle. Clear countertops of unnecessary clutter. Replace discolored or damaged caulking. Fix dripping faucets and leaky toilets.
Closets: Organize the contents to make your closets appear larger. Donate unwanted items to charity and store what’s left in stackable plastic totes to maintain a neat, tidy appearance.
A Clean House Will Help You Sell Your Home
Garage, Basement and Attic: This is the time to sort through all the junk and decide what to keep and what to give away. Use easy-to-assemble storage shelves to stow tools and sporting goods; wall hangers for garden hose, blowers and other equipment.
Lighting: Replace burned out bulbs and clean fixtures, inside and out, to get rid of dead bugs and cobwebs. Consider replacing dated fixtures in the most visible locations. Install indoor track lighting to highlight artwork and open drapes and blinds to let in natural light. Outside use landscape lighting to accentuate architectural features.
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