Accentuate The Little Things When Selling Your Home

As a general rule, it’s a good idea not to sweat the small stuff. But when it comes to selling your house, the small stuff is exactly what you need to focus on.

  • The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean, and paint the trim.
  • Keep the front lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of garbage. Reseed the lawn and fertilize if necessary, weed the gardens, and add mulch. Deep green grass makes a lasting impression. In winter, be sure snow and ice is removed from walks and steps.
  • Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal, freshen things up with neutral paints or wallpaper.
  • Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be.
  • Make sure all the appliances work properly and are sparkling clean. If any faucets drip, fix them – dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
  • Repairs can make a big difference. Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from home value. Have them fixed.
  • Keep stairways clear. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
  • Pack excess linens and clothing to make closets look bigger. Neat, well-ordered closets show the space is ample.
  • Bathrooms help sell homes. Check and repair grout in bathtubs and showers. Make this room sparkle.
  • Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and fresh looking window coverings.

It’s important to price your house correctly and market it right, but it’s the little things that will leave the lasting impression.

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