Tips and Tricks: Clever Ideas for Selling Your Home
Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Selling a house is one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a homeowner, and not one to be taken lightly. Keeping a few real estate tips in mind as you begin the process will help make your transition an easy one- and maximize your profits in the mean time! Here, our real estate experts share a few tricks of the trade:
Disconnect your emotions: It’s difficult, but you need to start looking at your house as an investment instead of a home. Detaching yourself from the building will help you see it as a property, not a gathering of memories.
Make it anonymous: Buyers need to be able to picture their own family living in a potential home. If a space is too personal, all they will see is remnants of your life there. Take down your family photographs, clear the shelves of knick knacks, and put away the kid’s toys. Then, give the walls a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color. That way, everyone that walks through can appreciate all the open spaces and lovely details of the house.
Keep it clean: In a buyer’s eyes, clutter, mildew and cracks in the wall equal work that needs to be done. Clearing out the junk and giving the kitchen, bathrooms, and carpets a good cleaning will earn you a fatter bottom line.
Choose an experienced real estate agent: A realtor that is familiar with home values in your area is your best bet for maximizing profits- and making your home sale go as smoothly as possible.
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