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12 Tips To Help Ready Your Home For Resale

When you decide it is time to put your home up for resale, there are things to look at to make it a quicker and more profitable sale. You will want to consider your home's assets and will have to be realistic about the areas that need improvement.

The first areas that come to mind are probably painting and decluttering. There are two very valid areas to be done initially. Brightening up your home with some paint can revitalize a drab room. Decluttering can make the home look bigger. Also, cleaning up the yard by touching up the mulch and sprucing up containers can be a big help when it comes to showing your home.

There are certain things that can actually add value to your home and still others that will make it irresistible to a buyer. Here are some tips:

1. Research the homes in your area. You don't want to do anything to put your home in a higher price range. Be sure that anything you do is in keeping with the other homes near you.

2. Stay true to the architecture of your home.  Any remodels and updates should stay within this framework.

3. Cleaning up your home can turn a rather dingy area into a new and fresh one. Do this by scouring the bathtub and stove, reorganize furniture, clean grout, and remove any stains from flooring or carpeting.

4. You may wonder which rooms you should concentrate on remodeling. You can sell your house at a higher price and make a faster sale if you remodel both the kitchen and the bathroom. You can actually get back up to $3 for every $1 you have invested.

5. Kitchens with new appliances, adequate work space and flow into another room are all qualities home buyers look for. Spacious bathrooms, especially the master, that are luxurious with Whirlpool tubs and his-and-hers showers are all sought after qualities.

6. The master suite in a potential home should have lounging space, walk-in closets, and a large adjoined bathroom.

7. Natural materials in the kitchen and on floors can be an attractive selling point. Hardwood and granite are preferred. Ceramic tile or wood are preferred over linoleum.

8. The amount of windows and the light they bring in are important assets. They should be well insulated. This is an expensive renovation if the buyer has to replace them and can bring down the price of the home.

9. Your landscaping and its comparability to other homes in your area is very important. Your yard doesn't have to be a gardener's dream but it should be on a similar level.  Mature trees can add up to $1,000 to the asking price.

10. Adequate storage space is something potential buyers will be looking for when they view your home. They will want to be sure their possessions will fit into the space.

11. Emphasize light and space. These are very attractive and add to the spacious appeal of your home.

12.  A basement is an asset when it doesn't have water leakage problems. A finished basement can be a buyer's dream.

In Conclusion

Each house is different and has it's own charm. When you are getting yours ready for resale keep these points in mind and it will help you to get the right price.

 

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Eve Sherrill York

About Eve Sherrill York

Eve has been writing online for about eight years. She enjoys writing, research, reading, and gardening.

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