Everyone would like to get the best price possible when selling their home. Here are a few tips to optimize your property’s appeal.

  1. Clean it. Clean the oven, and wash the windows and blinds. Let the sunshine light up your spaces in soft, natural light. Shampoo the carpets, and don’t forget the paddle fans. Those blades can collect a lot of dust.
  2. Reduce clutter. Clean off the kitchen countertops, and store toys in a bin. Remove knick-knacks. Think about re-locating excess furniture to a neighbor’s house; this will make the room look bigger and more inviting. Let the prospective buyers move around your home and imagine that they’re living in it.
  3. Make minor repairs and touchups. The kitchen and master bath are two rooms that should sparkle. Re-grout the tub area and floors if it needs it. Freshen up the paint if it will help. Make sure the fixtures and stainless steel appliances gleam.
  4. Enhance the entryway. The front of the house is the first thing the buyer sees. Paint the door if needed and polish brass door knockers and handles. Replace a wooden door sill if it has seen better days. Have a flowering potted plant by the door.
  5. Maximize curb appeal. Cut the grass, trim the shrubs, and cut back any tree limbs hanging over the roof. Plant flowers. Re-surface the driveway if it’s old and stained. Remove or paint over stains on the exterior walls.

 

 These are tried and true ways of maximizing your profits. Plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to spruce up your place.