Basically, freshness, neatness and good working order are the main keys to top sales appeal. Why tell prospective buyers how your house could look when you can show them? Look at your house as if you were seeing it for the first time and be as critical as buyers will. Open up space, closets, storage as much as possible because openness creates a positive impression with buyers. Repair what strikes you as he least bit shoddy. Your ideal goal is to show the property in "move-in condition" - without a thing to fix. From experience we know that property in poor condition incites low offers.
Here are additional ways to improve on and, therefore, increase your properties value to prospective buyers:
Inside your home the following should increase your homes market value:
After you have completed all the necessary repairs, go over you house with a fine-toothed comb before the first prospect arrives. Everything should be sparkling clean inside and out, and in good working order. Clean out the closets and storage spaces. Be ruthless. Put things in their places. Get rid of trash. Let in as much sunlight as possible. Make each room look as roomy as it can. Clear out the garage. Throw out ancient magazines. Clean draperies. Wash windows, woodwork and counter tops. In general, tidy up, open up and un-clutter. When a prospective buyer calls you to make an appointment, allow time to air the rooms; also, bake cookies, bread or simply a pan of cinnamon adds a "homey" aroma; make sure the home is well illuminated, turn off stereos, TVs and radios; keep children out of the way; park all pets outside - many prospects are afraid of or allergic to animals, and you do not want to give a potential buyer a reason not to be able to thoroughly consider your house. In short, get the whole place ready for close inspection.
If a Realtor is 'showing' your home, greet prospects politely and then excuse yourself. Leave the selling to the Realtor. Realtors know what your house has to offer and what these particular buyers are looking for. Realtors also know how to sell. Dont try to interrupt with suggestions, such as what personal property you might sell, what kind of financing you think would be good for the buyer, etc. Do not apologize for imperfections, but answer all questions put to you briefly and honestly. Do not discuss price or financing with the perspective buyer; refer them to your Realtor.
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