If you are thinking about selling your home, here are a few tips that will help you showcase your property to its fullest and help potential buyers see all that your home has to offer:
Never Underestimate the Power of First Impressions-Keep both the exterior and interior of your home as inviting and clutter free as possible. Remove all snow, leaves and trash from the yard and walkways of the home. Keep stairs swept and the front door well lit and clean. The interior should also be kept clean and neat. Sweep floors, vacuum rugs, and wipe down surfaces throughout the home. Put away laundry, toys, and dishes. Keep rooms free of extraneous objects, collectibles and personal items. Make sure the beds are made and the bathrooms and kitchen are spotless.
Lighten Up-Be sure to open shades and pull back curtains to let natural light flow through the home during the day. At night, be sure to turn on all the lights throughout the home, including those on the exterior. Light will help bring warmth and openness to the space.
Make the Most of Your Space- Avoid over taking rooms with lots of furniture. Remove any extra pieces from rooms in order to keep space open and spacious. Don't just showcase your living space, include storage and closet space too! Be sure not to stuff storage spaces full of items making it seem small and crampted. Try to organize closets for maximum usability allowing potential buyers to see these great additional storage spaces.
Finishing Touches- In addition to keeping your home clean, well lit, and clutter free you may consider some little extras that go a long way. Putting fresh flowers in each room brightens up a home. Replacing bedding or adding accent pillows can also bring some color to specific rooms or unify the space. If walls are dull, try washing with a soft sponge or even applying a fresh coat of paint. Be sure to turn off all electronics such as mp3's, televisions, and radios to reduce noise. Avoid overly scented candles, air fresheners, and cleaning agents.
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