The Top 20 Things to do to get More Money for Your Home

 

  • Deep clean your home.  The cleaner your home the more a buyer thinks that it is effortless to keep the home clean.  You can hire this done.  Ask Lestel for recommendations.
  • This is so important. The less things around the bigger the home appears and the less things to distract the buyer from loving your home.  Give away, sell everything you will not be taking with you.  Pre-pack everything you don’t use daily, but are taking.
  • Remove personal items like family photos and things that show this house is yours. The buyer needs to imagine the home as theirs, this is hard to do when it looks like yours everywhere.
  • Add a fresh coat of paint to the front door.
    The Top 20 Things to do to get More Money for Your Home
  • If you have rooms that are painted strong colors, now is the time to consider a more neutral color.  Asked Lestel for the contact information for her painter.
  • Replace dated light fixtures. This can cost so little and make such a huge impact.
  • Open drapes and blinds and let the light shine in.
  • Improve curb appeal. Trim bushes, plant flowers, power wash the front, remove old leaves make the house look ready for company. Make sure the lawn has been mowed.
  • Have carpets professional hot water extraction, deep cleaned. This makes the oldest carpets look newer.
  • Clean windows.
  • Change out switch plates and outlets so that they match throughout the house.
  • Replace burned out light bulbs. When you have multiple bulbs in a fixture make sure that they match.
  • Use Restore-a-finish on your wood work. Asked Lestel for more information.  Top tip that makes such a difference.
  • Make repairs of those things that you know are broken or need repair. The buyer will notice and it will make a difference in how much the buyer is willing to pay for your home.
  • Change the furnace filter. This will make a difference at time of inspection.
  • Wipe off the top of your water heater. Having this clean can make it look well cared for and less concerning for the buyer.
  • Develop a plan for showing. What do you need to do when you get the call that you have a showing to insure that your home looks its best every time that it is shown.  Lestel can help with this.
  • Check tub and shower caulk in bathrooms. Re-caulk if discolored or missing.
  • Stage the home. Lestel does this for you.  It make such a difference. No cost to you!
  • Professional photos. Lestel takes care of this too.  When a home looks good in pictures, you will get more showings.