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home selling tips

Easy Steps to Prepare Your Home for Sale

attractive residential home with covered porchYou’ve been debating about it for a while, and you’ve finally come to the conclusion it’s time to put your home on the market. Whether you’re looking for something smaller, larger, relocating to another area, or simply want to take advantage of the spring selling season, you’ve decided to move ahead and list your property.

You love your home. And, of course you know exactly why it would make a wonderful property for any potential buyer. Ideally, you want others to see it that way, too. Below are several tips to make your home as appealing as possible to anyone viewing it for the first time.

Before you list, follow through with these simple spruce-up ideas for maximum advantage:

Ready, Set…Shoot!

Smiling woman holding a cameraA snow day always gives one time to reflect on our past. I had the usual conversations with friends about past snow events and how differently they were handled.

Later, my wife and I made a call on a couple who were getting their home ready to be put on the market. We were talking about the past, how we used to prepare, and how different things are today. Twenty years ago, before the internet, we showed our customers a black and white photograph from our MLS book.

How to Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers: Declutter!

Woman standing in front of messy closetIf you’re like most people, you’ve probably collected a fair amount of stuff over the years. Whether trinkets, family heirlooms, extra furniture or a garden variety hodge-podge, all this extra stuff can add clutter to our homes. In addition to staking out a claim in a particular room, clutter can seep into areas we don’t notice see at first glance – closets, cupboards, bathroom vanities.

How about that corner of the garage you’ve been meaning to clean out, or the extra bedroom that somehow morphed into a storage unit?