Your Seller's Guide
Simple TIPS to Sell for More Money
...and in Less Time
A few hundred dollars, spent on just a few key things can drastically increase the value of your house by thousands.
#1 Paint the Walls
Neutralize your Home for Buyers
Buyers have a tough time visualizing themselves living in a home that has a different design scheme than they're used to. So make it easy for buyers by giving them a neutral color palette to work with. Fresh paint will also brighten the home, make it appear new, and mask any offensive smells.
Tip #2 Create More Space
Open Floor Plans are in
Anything that opens the space and creates a sense of flow in the house is generating a response from buyers right now. Just by rearranging or removing furniture pieces, you can really modernize the look and feel of your home.
#3 Hire a Gardener
Curb Appeal Counts
Mow the lawn, trim the shrubs, and cut the trees. Unsightly curb appeal can easily lower the perceived value of your home. A $400-$500 investment in landscaping can yield four times that!
#4 Define the Space
Remove all Question Marks
Undefined spaces create doubt in the mind of a buyer. And doubt can kill a sale before it even starts. Instead, make sure that all spaces are clearly defined. Remove the treadmill from the living room, convert the office back into a bedroom, and hide the toys that have been playing in the dining room.
Tip #5 Clean the Bathrooms
bathrooms can be deal breakers
It may not be economical to do a full bathroom renovation. However, it is possible to spend a few hundred dollars on a bathroom refresh. Replace frosted glass with clear glass, clean the grout, remove rust stains, apply fresh caulk, update doorknobs, replace faucets, and install a low-flush toilet.
#6 Spruce Up the Floors