When selling your house one of the first things you should do is look at your home as if you were buying it. Initially this may seem like an abstract concept, however, it’s important to remember what features of your house were the most appealing to you when you bought it. This is also the ideal time to give attention to any items that may need repair or replacing. You only have one chance to make a first impression.
Curb appeal brings the “wow” factor to your house. If the outside of your home is well manicured, buyers feel as though the inside will reflect the same. The lawn should be cut, pine needles should be cleared and in the winter the driveway and any walkways should be kept clear of snow and ice.
Having a fresh coat of paint or stain on your house will let buyers know that this is a well maintained and cared for home. The windows should be clean, and the front door should have polished hardware and be clean of scuffmarks. A quick and inexpensive way to add additional curb appeal is to have your driveway sealed. This will add a fresh touch to the overall appearance of the house.
When a buyer steps into your home you want them to envision themselves living there. A home with neutral paint color throughout is welcoming to a broad spectrum of potential buyers. A great recommendation is to have any excess furniture and family photos put in storage. You want your home to feel spacious, clean and free of clutter. The carpet, closets and garage can be forgotten; nonetheless, these areas of the home should not be overlooked. If the carpet is stained and worn you may consider replacing it, or having it cleaned by a professional steam cleaning company. Clean, clutter free closets and garage creates a spacious feel.
We hope this is helpful. For more helpful tips on real estate, and/or if you’re interested in selling your home, please contact Overall Tahoe Real Estate.