are tips that won't cost a lot but can make a big difference
on the appearance of your home. It is amazing how just a little
attention to the details will add that special appeal that the
buyer is looking for!
up the outside.
Curb appeal is the first impression of your house. Keeping the
grass cut and the area tidy will help make a great first impression.
or wash the exterior of the house (including window casings,
shutters, and doors).
the windows inside and out.
the gutters and chimney.
Touch up the interior.
Put a fresh coat of paint in the most used areas of the home.
This will clean as well as brighten up the rooms.
the walls where paint is not appropriate (i.e. wall paper, paneling).
all floors and bathroom tiles.
rid of clutter. Clean out your closets, garage, basement and
attic. Use self storage if necessary.
air filters will help keep the dust down.
Replace bathroom and kitchen fixtures that are worn or leaking.
People will notice a leaking or worn-out faucet. By replacing
these items, you will give a new look to the room.
under the sinks. If there is any leaks fix them. Then clean
up the damage using contact paper or paint.
Get rid of any bad smells in your home.
Pay attention to pet or cigarette odors.
scented potpourri around the house.
the day you're expecting a potential buyer, pop a batch of frozen
cinnamon rolls or home-made bread into the oven for a great
Use a title company to handle the closing.
A title company can handle the title search and paper work for
a very small fee. It is well worth the cost.