Preparing Your House Before Putting It On The Market


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It goes without saying that preparation is the key to getting things done. With your home, you have to give it the once over to impress potential buyers.

Preparing Your House Before Putting It On The Market

Before you go out on a date, what do you do? You clean up and put on your best outfit in an effort to make the best impression. When it comes time to sell your car, what do you do? You wash and wax it all in an effort to make it look as good as possible before potential buyers come to look at it. This general approach of preparation is true for everything from job interviews to meeting a potential client. Well, your house is no different.

If you are planning on selling your house, it needs to look as appealing as possible. Most people know this, and take basic steps to clean a property up. This is a good move, but going the extra yard can make a big difference. Here are a few tips.

Practically every house has that one room that is pretty bland. It is pretty bland and you often use it as a throw away room. It may have basic furnishings, but is not used all that much. If this is the case with your house, then you need to think about plants. Plants are the great indoor decorator. If you have a room with a drab looking wall or corner, you should consider a tall plant. A personal favorite is a palm that is tall and leans out into the room. Whatever you choose, the plant will help break up the boring room and give it more style.

Another thing that often needs to be addressed is the size of rooms in your house. With modern homes, it seems there is always one room that is so small it seems like a closet. If this is the case with yours, then you want to focus on paint. Light colored paint makes a room look bigger, sometimes much bigger. Take the time to paint the room and it should be less obvious that it is small.

At the end of the day, there are a lot of things you can do to spruce up a home. Plants and painting are relatively cheap and fast ways to make a big impact.

Raynor James is with FSBO America - learn how to sell your own house and get a free one month listing.


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