Though most of a home’s inherent value is in the land and the building, appearance can make a difference of as much as $50,000 in the price a home will command in the marketplace. If you are getting ready to sell a home, it is important that you present it in the best way possible.
A great presentation helps your home in two ways. First, if it looks great in pictures, it will cause more potential buyers to view your home. Also, a home that looks great in person is more likely to sell for the price you want.
The money you spend in presentation will comeback to you, often more than $10 for every dollar you spend.
A Pretty Face Works Wonders
You want the front of your house to be as attractive as possible. It is the first part a prospective buyer see, especially if they are just doing a drive-by to see if they are interested. If you need to repaint, do so; if you don’t, at least make sure to touch up cracking peeling or fading paint. If the walls are dirty, steam clean them. If fences, windows or doors need repair, take care of them. Also, make sure there is no unsightly overgrowth.
You only get one chance to make a first impression—take advantage of yours.
Repairs and Modernisation
Make a list of all the little repairs you need to make in every room. Take care of things such as chipped paint, stains and cracked tiles. Light fittings, fixtures and cupboard handles can be easily replaced to lend a more modern appearance.
No Clutter Allowed
Clutter not only looks ugly but covers up parts of a home that look good. Pack or box everything you aren’t actively using and store it somewhere. This can make a huge difference in buyer perception.
Buyers pay a lot of attention to garden and alfresco dining areas. Make it easy for potential buyers to see themselves enjoying a backyard BBQ with their friends.
Make it Spotless
Every part of your home, from top to bottom, should look and smell clean. This is not negotiable.
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