Wednesday, May 5, 2010

10 Tips to Make Your Home Stand Out When Selling

Want your home to stand out to buyers?  Take the extra steps when getting your home on the market.  There's a lot of competition out there, and buyers are seeking those homes that are truely "move-in ready". 

So use this checklist as a way to evaluate your home, and see if there's things you can do to enhance your home and your chance of selling.

  1. Create an attractive entry -- both inside and outside.  First impressions are really important.
  2. Hardwood floors are "in" with buyers.  Replace that old worn carpet with nice hardwoods.
  3. Update and improve the little details like cabinet hardware, bathroom faucets, and doorknobs.
  4. Make your bathrooms more attractive to buyers by replacing the large sheet glass mirrors with elegant framed mirrors and updated lighting.
  5. Countertops?  Go granite, it might be more affordable than you think and it scores big with buyers.
  6. Replace old ovens, cooktops and dishwashers with stainless finishes. 
  7. De-clutter and organize clothes closets and kitchen cabinets.  No cost here, just a little effort.
  8. Make the yard attractive to families with kids.  The grass should be well maintained and healthy. 
  9. Don't overlook lighting.  The interior needs to be bright, so add lamps or improve fixtures to make the house well lit.
  10. Stage the furniture to show off the best features of the home.

No comments:

Post a Comment