Making upgrades to your home before it is made available for sale can drastically improve your bottom line. A favorable first impression means the difference between a quick sale and a slow painful process.
To ensure a successful home sale your home has to be the best priced and most attractive house in the neighborhood. While most homeowners will see the value in fresh paint and new carpet they often forget the last few details that will make a home truly stand out.
A home where small things are not working will appear poorly maintained and will invite further scrutiny (this means more inspections and contingencies costing you time and money.)
A home with the small details in order gives an impression of a caring homeowner. Here is our list of 9 often forgotten items:
1. Make sure ALL light-bulbs are working (also in the oven, fridge, on patio, floodlights etc.)
2. Change filters for the furnace and above the stove.
3. Change the range-burners if they look used.
4. Tighten all screws on all door and closet handles. Also tighten loose screws on cabinet and door hinges.
5. Make sure doors open and close easily. Adjust or shave off the door if not.
6. Makes sure the fridge is clean. Put an open baking powder box inside closed spaces like a pantry or fridge to get rid of smell.
7. Change the cover plates for switches and power outlets (sometimes the outlets will have to be changed too.)
8. Polish brass and metal throughout (make sure the front door shines or change the lock and handle.)
9. Less is more—get rid of excess furniture and items by moving them into storage or to a friend’s garage.
The above tips are from our “Maximizing Your Profit” brochure – a valuable resource provided to our seller clients. To set up a time for a consultation and learn about our 6-Step Process to Sell Your Home, please contact us.