Tips For Your Home
have decided to put your home on the market, try to view it
from a buyers prospective. Here are six helpful steps
to give you home a winning look:
it clean. A good cleaning and fresh paint create
the impression that your home has been well-cared for.
2. Keep it uncluttered. It
will be neater and look larger. You want to convey a spacious
3. Keep it repaired. Fix it
before the buyer inquires about it; the need for repairs
can affect a potential sale.
4. Keep it neutral. Eliminate
distracting colors and personal accessories; neutral colors
and simple decor can help someone visualize their own belongings
in a room.
5. Keep it dynamic. Make your
home memorable! From fresh flowers to fresh clean smells,
you home should be inviting.
6. Show time. Make a final
check of every room. Keep toys, clothes, food and other
key steps in mind, take a specific inventory of your home.
Trim, weed and tidy up lawn/garden
Clean up pet areas; resod or seed
Repair screens, windows and doors
Add fresh bark under shrubs
Add potted or hanging flowers to deck or porch
Clean and deodorize areas where pets sleep or spend time
Straighten tools, shop and laundry areas
Sweep floors and clean up grease spots
Open the shades and draperies to let in light
Rearrange furniture for openness
Spot clean carpets or rugs
Apply neutral paint or wallpaper
Use flowers and potpourri
Clear away unused small appliances
Remove stains from sink
Straighten memo areas and remove papers
Clean and deodorize vent or exhaust hood
Clean counters and store extra toiletries
Remove stains and mold from sink, tub or shower
Patch, caulk and grout as needed
Put out attractive for-show-only towels
Straighten up closets
Box and store surplus clothing and shoes
Arrange toys to look appealing
Add curtains or valences to rooms without them
Remove attention-getting posters
The Small Details
Showing Tips For Your Home
Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times 4/01
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