How to Prepare Your House To Impress Buyers

By Doherty • June 22nd, 2011
San Francisco, Noe Valley this relationship.

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Impression is the key to how a buyer gets interested in purchasing your house. By doing some preparation you can get your house ready to sell. Get it inspected by a professional if you want to pay for a little effort for maximum results, or if you don’t want to spend any money by paying a professional you can prepare your house yourself to get ready to sell by for sale by owner.

How do you get your house to be impressive to buyers is the question when selling a house sale by owner?

Beautify your exterior

Having your exterior looking pretty and fresh is the desired goal to impress your buyer. The exterior is the first thing perspective buyers will see when viewing the property,  I’m sure you already realize this.   So making the exterior of the property as appealing as possible is of the utmost importance.

The steps you can do are:

–    Cut the grass,trim tree branches, flowers, and trim plants and shrubs.
–    Clean up the curb and walkway leading to your peoperty.
–     Putt out scented potpourri to freshen up the air.
–    Clean entrance ways and windows.
–    Yard tools should be put away.
–    If necessary paint the walls.

Make The Inside Cozy

After the buyer has gotten a good impression of your house exterior, you can do some simple things to give a cozy feeling to your house interior. The goal here is to make the buyer feel as if he is already at home upon entering the house. upon entering the house, the goal here is to make the buyer feel as if he is already at home.

Here are some steps to help:

–    Clean up the tile floors; scrub it if there are some bad spots.
–    Get rid of spider or cob webs from your ceilings.
–    Shampoo the carpets with a fragrant soap.
–    Get your furniture placed nicely and gets rid of any unnecessary furniture that just clutters the room.
–    Clean out the closets
–    Clean the garage, basement, and attic.
–    Open all windows after they have been cleaned, it will bring freshness to the inside of your house.
–     Arrange to have them else where during showings if you have pets.

Replacing and Repairing

Some Repairing and replacement is necessary to do

–     missing or broken doors.
–    cabinet handles
–    ceiling cracks
–    ventilation filters
–    broken tiles in bathroom and kitchen
–    old or leaky faucets
–    strip all wallpaper and then paint.
–    some furniture

Get your friends’ opinion before you go the homes for sale by owner route.

Act as if your friends are prospective buyers, get some advice and suggestion from them to help make your house ready to sell.

By doing these small things that I have mentioned, you will greatly enhance the possibility of selling your home.

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