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Lynn Donn, a fellow RE/MAX agent and active rain blogger recently posted this good information with a list of pragmatic quick fixes that will help achieve the desired outcome for anyone thinking of marketing their home. In Nanaimo, BC, think Lynn Donn, but if you live in Orangeville, Caledon, King, or the many smaller communities of South Simcoe, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 to discuss how you might be able to increase your equity if you are thinking about making a move!
Home selling tips - Top seven things that need fixing
Here are seven home selling tips that you don't want to ignore if you want to sell your Nanaimo home.
I've included a list below of the most common homebuyer turn-offs. These fix-ups can really make a difference in the length of time a house is on the market. Most of the home selling tips below are low-budget, fix-ups. However, don't underestimate their importance.
Home selling tips - Top seven things that need fixing
•1. Chipping or Peeling Paint - Peeling paint can make a place look shabby. Take an afternoon to sand down chips and touch them up with matching paint.
•2. An Unkempt Lawn - Another inexpensive improvement. Curb appeal is so important. The first thing a prospective buyer sees is the outside of your home. The curb appeal of your home can be the deciding factor as to whether or not a buyer wants to view the inside of your house.
•3. Worn or Dirty Carpets and Flooring- If the flooring is not too soiled try having it cleaned before replacing it.
•4. Poor Housekeeping - dust, stains and dirt - If budget allows and your time is limited get someone in to professionally clean your house. If not, wait a week or two to list the house and give your home a thorough cleaning.
•5. Clutter - Ask your Realtor to do a room-by-room walk through. Sometimes we have gotten so used to our surrounding that we are not aware how cluttered the home has become. It is important that a buyer can visualize their belongings in the house.
•6. Unpleasant odours - Pets, food, smoke and garbage - Bad odours can sink a sale. If you are a smoker or a pet owner you may need to have the house aired out. There are companies who will come in and deodorize a home.
•7. Unusual or odd paint colours - If your house is painted in unusual or odd paint colours then it does make sense to repaint. Choose neutral tones.
As always , I am here to help you with all your real estate needs. For additional home selling tips, please give me a call.
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