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Spruce up Your Home for Big Selling Impact

April 13, 2016

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If you are ready to sell your home, be sure your home is ready to be sold. While you can install new carpet or wood floors, complete that kitchen update you always wanted, or landscape your yard, these large home projects won’t necessarily be recouped in the sale of your home. Instead of putting a large amount of money on updates, focus on ways you can make the home you have look its best. Minor repairs are small fixes that are worth the time and effort to complete before you list your home. Regular maintenance is another easy way to keep your home at its most appealing state.

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Give your rooms a fresh coat of paint in neutral tones for a lively new look. Update your cabinets with new knobs or handles. To make your home feel more spacious, follow this easy home staging tip; pack away your excess items. Clean out your closets and storage areas. Put your recreational gear, holiday decorations, and family photos into a storage unit. Leave just the things you need for daily living, along with a few key items to show off a room. A vase with a few books on a shelf is more attractive to buyers than an overflowing bookshelf. If you have a home office, keep all your work filed away and orderly. Remove extra dishware, pots, and pans from your kitchen as well.

A thorough cleaning will go a long way toward attracting potential buyers. Deep clean your appliance04.06.2016_03 s and floors, wash the walls and trim. Keep up on regular cleaning such as dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping. If you have house plants, keep them trimmed and remove any dead leaves. Cleaning also refers to the exterior of your home. You don’t need to plant new trees or shrubs. Trim back overgrown branches, and weed your flower beds regularly. To spruce up your curb appeal, add in some potted plants or hanging baskets of flowers. These low cost options will add some vibrancy, helping to make your home stand out in a good way.

Before you list your property review each room for any needed repairs. Fix cracks or damage to walls, doors, and floors. Check and repair leaking pipes as well. Freshen up the caulking around windows and bathtubs, and replace damaged light fixtures or tiles on the roof. If you have a fireplace, have it professionally cleaned, potential buyers will appreciate this effort. Completing repairs before an offer is made will also help avoid delays due to issues found during an inspection.

Taking some small steps to spruce up your home is a great, and cost effective way to make a big impact on your home’s attractiveness for potential buyers. When you are ready to buy or sell a home, me and my team are ready to help you through the entire process. Our goal is to make your experience both easy and pleasurable. Contact us today at (925) 634-7820, or by email at realestate@cecily.com.

 

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