Four Helpful Tips When Selling Your Home

Christy | 11:52 AM |

Selling a home is a stressful process that requires a lot of effort. Since the economy seems to be taking a turn for the worst, sellers are having more trouble selling their properties. As a result, some sellers end up lowering the asking price to make the sale. That, however, doesn't mean that selling a home quickly is impossible. There are a few things you can do to make selling your home easier. Here are four tips for selling your home:

  • Don’t be cookie cutter:

Standing out is always a good thing, so making your house different from the neighbors’ houses is a crucial step. If everyone else has a white garage, paint yours a rich, chocolaty shade. Or, just ensure that the home’s overall paint job looks neat and bright. Planting a big, beautiful garden can also make your home look more appealing to buyers. Simple things like putting in a new door or mailbox can also help attract buyers.

  • Curb appeal matters:

The first thing prospective buyers notice about a home is the exterior. As a result, homes with neat, visually-appealing exteriors tend to sell quickly while homes that are not well-kept stay on the market for weeks and even months on end. It is important to keep the lawn well-taken care of because overgrown grass can take away from a home’s wow factor. It is also important to refresh an old paint job or use a power washer to remove grime.

  • Pests be gone:

Pests are a surefire way to break a sale. Cockroaches, ticks, termites and ants are troublesome to deal with for homeowners, which can make the most beautiful home unappealing. If the home you’re selling has pests, you need to be proactive about treating the infestation. Getting rid of an infestation isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. Keeping the home clean is a great way to minimize the problem, but if the infestation is bad, a professional exterminator should be contacted. For more information, visit:

  • Paint:

Paint can definitely transform a room. Dark, bright paint isn’t very attractive for potential buyers and can make a room seem smaller than what it is. When selling a home, it’s best to paint the walls in a neutral color like beige or grey. The key is to choose a light shade because it will make the room look brighter and larger. You can also paint dated cabinets to give them a modern look.

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