Easy tips on making a quick sale.

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Home Builder with Superior Coatings

When a prospective buyer is looking for a new home they aren't just looking for a different home. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to present a home as a new home is by touching up the paint. Sherwin Williams has a new technology called computer matching that makes touching up paint a snap. Simply take a sample larger than a quarter into any Sherwin Williams store and they will create a quart of that same paint. A little Spackle and an 89 cent brush and your done.  Simple things like putting a fresh coat of paint on the baseboards can give that appearance of a new paint job without the cost of a full repaint. Merely the smell of fresh paint will etch a prospective buyers memory. When they are dicussing their options that night with their spouse, your home will probably stick out in their mind. As you all know a buyer may only spend an hour or so in a home before making a decision to buy. Even if the walls are beyond touch up it really isn't a lot of work to repaint them the same color. Another option you may discuss with your painter would be to use paint they might have left over from other projects. Most of us have a few gallons of popular colors left over that we would love to get rid of.

One other often misunderstood option is bathtub and tile refinishing. Many bathtubs are beyond cleaning because the protective layer of porcelain has been damaged with abrasive cleaners or other means. A fresh newly refinished bathtub, shower, tile or sink makes an amazing difference. The only options are replacing, which may cost upwards of $3,000 or refinishing with an average cost of around $450 and often times you can't tell the difference between the two. Specially designed epoxy bathtub paint is similar to automotive paint. It dries nearly as hard as porcelain and will last upwards of 8-10 years. Visit our website at www.approvedpainting.com or Call today to schedule a free consultation and explore your options. Good luck with your selling.

 

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Rainer
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Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine

Jos,

Definately items to be worth doing before selling.

Jan 16, 2010 04:38 AM #1
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Jim Startzman
Long and Foster Real Estate - Wilmington, DE

Great advice.  All these things should be given consideration.

Jan 16, 2010 04:56 AM #2
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Brett Pehrson
Advanced Funding Home Mortgage, NMLS#13287 - Salt Lake City, UT

Josh,

Great tips!  Nice post! Welcome to Active Rain!  Be sure to look through the groups section; I think you'll find a lot you want to post in, and a lot with great info...  Also, learn about the points system...here's the link.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1312203/the-activerain-point-system

 

Jan 16, 2010 03:17 PM #3
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Gwen Stratton
HomeSmart - Salt Lake City, UT

I had Josh refinish a bathtub for me.  It made an amazing difference.  A nice clean bathroom makes a great impression and says a lot about the rest of the home.

 

Jan 18, 2010 02:22 AM #4
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Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Welcome to ActiveRain. This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge. I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Jan 20, 2010 10:17 PM #5
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Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first post.  It looks like you're off to a great start.  We hope you enjoy A/R as much as we do.  There are many opportunities to share your knowledge and learn from others. Take care, Yvette & Dennis

Jan 22, 2010 07:37 AM #6
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Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Delaware Valley Real Estate, Lic'd in DE, PA & MD

Josh,

Welcome to Active Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success in 2010!

Mar 08, 2010 09:47 PM #7
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