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Now is the perfect time to sell {Easy tips to get your house ready for the market}

Spring is here and with it brings lots of home buyers looking to purchase! If you have been considering selling your home, Spring time is by far the best time to do so.

{We have compiled a list of tips for preparing your home to be sold}

Your goal with this first and foremost is to make sure your home is clean, bright and comfortable.
Keyword clean. You want buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your
home. You don’t need to go crazy fixing up your house, but in order to get top dollar,  make sure these key things are complete:

  • Clean carpets & remove stains and/or replace flooring if necessary.
  • Clean windows, doors (finger prints), keep kitchen clean; remove all food products, cookware, etc from counter tops.
  • De-clutter the home. Get rid of the knick-knacks.

  • Pretend you are a potential buyer. Clean up and repair everything that would turn you off.
  • If your home will be vacant consider having it staged. This helps the buyer see what the house looks like with furniture.Also; depending on the home’s condition can help the house look more appealing! When a house is completely bare, it tends to show every little flaw.
  •  Clean bathrooms; get rid of mildew and mold, toilet bowl rings and remove personal hygiene products. Bathrooms and kitchens are top sellers, so get them in the best condition possible. Nobody wants to see your tooth brush and toothbrush sitting on the vanity! Also, consider buying white hand towels, new bathmats & shower curtain – white suggests clean.
  •  A small vase with pretty flowers wouldn’t hurt either. Just sayin!

  • If necessary, remove pieces of furniture to make a room feel bigger.

If you have dark or bright colored paint on your walls, we suggest you paint
them a neutral light color.Wild colors don’t really appeal to buyers. Neutral sells.

  • Handle all minor repairs around the house. Examples: fix faulty electrical wires, replace lose tiles in the bathroom, replace cracked electric plates,replace light switch plates, fix leaky faucet, repair sprinklers, re-calk shower.

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  • Install Carbon Monoxide detector – mandatory & the law as of July 2011
  • Install fire alarms in the home or make sure current ones are in working order.
  • Mow the lawn, paint front door, straighten up front porch & plant some pretty flowers (flowers optional). It’s always helps the home sell when it has curb appeal, so do what you can.

We hope this helps! Contact us today for a free, no obligation market analysis of your home.

Any other questions, feel free to email, call or text us anytime.
Direct – 408.921.3601
RemaxAdler@gmail.com

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend!

Xo, Virginia & Melissa

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Easy fixes to sell your house fast

Selling your home can be a daunting task. Not to mention getting it sold quick. I have come to realize that most people do not understand why their home sits on the market for days and days. I have compiled some basic tips on what to do in order to make your home more appealing to those buyers!

Interior fixes:

  • Paint walls a neutral color. Let’s face it, not everyone will like your favorite lime green colored walls.
  • Replace shower curtains in bathrooms.
  • Remove clutter from bathroom vanities; personal hygiene items, etc
  • Remove family photos – buyers want to be able to picture themselves (key word) in your house. Creating more of  a blank canvas can help with this.
  • De-clutter the home. Simplify your furniture.
  • Key to remember – keep it clean. This is a must.

Here is what I am talking about:

Exterior:

  • Repair any paint that is chipping
  • Mow lawn, trim shrubs, sweep porch – the basics
  • Remove any clutter; kids toys, shoes, etc
  • An inexpensive way to spruce up your porch is by adding some potted plants. It really does make a huge difference. Honestly, even adding a nice door mat can really add to that first impression.
  • Replace to mailbox, add or replace the house numbers.

These may sound like small insignificant things, but they really do make that difference!

Feel free to email us or comment on this post with any questions you have about selling your home. RemaxAdler@gmail.com

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