THE HOME SELLER'S LIST OF 25 EASY FIX-UPS

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THE HOME SELLER'S LIST OF 25 EASY FIX-UPS

The condition of your home will have a huge impact on how fast it sells, and its eventual selling price. Preparing your home for sale can pay you huge dividends. Many fix ups cost very little and consist mostly of time and some elbow grease. Here are some simple tips to help your home show its best.

 

INDOORS:

1. Clean the entire home thoroughly. Shampoo carpets, wash walls, clean sills, window screens and blinds. Clean out light fixtures and dust shelving. Get detailed here.

 

The Home Sellers List of 25 Fix-Ups2. Clean the clutter from all closets, cupboards and cabinets.

3. Make your rooms look as spacious as possible. Store unnecessary furnishing items that make your home look crowded.

4. Arrange furnishing so that it is easy to walk through your home.

5. Scale down the number of photos, pictures, portraits and posters hanging on walls. Make sure you patch all nail and screw holes.

6. Keep your curtains and draperies open as a rule. You will want your home to show very light and bright. Find ways to screen any unappealing views.

7. Make your kitchen shine. Remove clutter from counter tops and cabinets and store it. Keep your sink clean and clear of any dirty dishes.

8. Clean your refrigerator, inside and out. Make sure that you do the simple things like putting an open box of baking soda in your fridge. Also, remove unnecessary clutter from the door.

9. Clean your oven. Degrease it and keep it looking as good as possible.

10. Keep scented candles burning in the kitchen and bathrooms. Pleasant fragrances will entice buyers to stay longer in your home.

11. Keep bathrooms scrubbed and tidy with fresh soap and neatly hung towels. Try to color coordinate your bathrooms.

12. Keep all sinks in the home clean and repair leaks or slow drains.

13. Go through your entire home and touch up paint. Pay close attention to corners where there is traffic wear. Touch up baseboards, trim and cabinets and cupboards.

14. Place plants or flower arrangements in strategic parts of the home. A splash of color from plants, flowers, pillows or small rugs can give your home some real flair.

15. Make sure that your home is well lit. Put higher wattage bulbs in dark areas or corners. Keep all lights on during showings, even in mid day.

16. Use mirrors on walls if necessary to reflect light and make rooms look larger.

17.Make sure that all door knobs and keyed entries are working. Replace any worn knobs or handles.

OUTDOORS:

1. Clean up all around the house. Remove any debris piles such as wood, firewood and landscape trimmings. Trim all hedges, bushes and shrubbery away from the house. Keep all garden beds weeded and mulched.

The Home Seller's List of 25 Fix-Ups2.Put some color by your home's entrance with potted flowers. Keep them watered and looking attractive.

3. Keep all walkways clear, clean and in good repair. This includes your driveways and any parking areas.

4. Keep all outdoor furniture clean and in good repair.

5. Clean your gutters and roof. Keep moss or algae from growing on, in or around them.

6. Keep your yard and lawn areas clean and in good health. A green lawn makes a home look great. Keep your lawn edged and free from weeds.

7. Repair any broken windows, screens, shutter or awnings.

8. Clean your garage area. Remove clutter and make it look organized and as spacious as possible. Try to have nothing in your garage but cars.

By following these 25 fix up tips, you can do a lot to increase the perceived value of your home and make it stand out above the competition!

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Oct 03, 2013 10:47 AM #5
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These are certainly a good list of "to-do's" to keep handy - THE HOME SELLER'S LIST OF 25 EASY FIX-UPS.

Oct 03, 2013 04:37 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Hi Marti...THANK YOU!

Oct 04, 2013 02:41 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Hey Michelle...Thanks. I hope you can use this List of 25 Easy Fix-Ups with your home sellers too.

Cheers

Oct 04, 2013 02:42 AM #8
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This is such a great common sense list of easy, inexpensive or no cost fix ups. Thanks so much for the post.

Oct 04, 2013 09:26 PM #9
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Howdy and morning Fred

Fred my AR friend , this sure is a mighty helpful list for Seller's to use to get their home ready to be on the market.

Happiness sure is Homemade

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Oct 04, 2013 10:17 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Hi Bernadine....Thanks, A lot of time it's the Simple things that work best. A Home should be saying "I'm cared for".

Cheers

Oct 05, 2013 03:07 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Hi Dale...Thanks!

Cheers, have a fun and successful day!

Oct 05, 2013 03:08 AM #12
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Fred, What a comprehensive list for sellers. One of my pet peeves is dirty or worn baseboards. Call me strange but they are some of the most neglected areas of a home.

Oct 05, 2013 03:13 AM #13
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Fred, this is a great, detailed list all sellers should read. As matter of fact, it should be part of the listing packet.

Oct 05, 2013 09:36 AM #14
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Fred: I am just working now with an owner to sell his house. And what I have suggested he get done will make so much difference in the price he will be able to get. Thank you for pointing this out in your blog.

Oct 05, 2013 10:37 PM #15
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Hi Fred, this is a great check list.  Thanks for posting.  I hope you had a good weekend.

Oct 06, 2013 07:04 AM #16
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Fred, Just wanted you to know that I have your interesting post in My favorites for the week. Here is the link  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4213264/my-favorite-blog-posts-for-last-week-september-30th-to-october-6th

Oct 07, 2013 03:24 AM #17
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Hi Hella...Thanks. Sorry I took a while getting back, I've been under the weather since Friday.

Good luck with the Sale!

 

Oct 08, 2013 12:03 PM #18
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Hi Helen & Larry...best to eliminate all owe's, you want Buyers to feel the home is loved and well cared for.

Oct 08, 2013 12:08 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Hi Beth...Yes I agree, and lets pass a law for Sellers to confirm.

Cheers

Oct 08, 2013 12:09 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Hi Wayne ...Thanks for the well wishes for a great weekend, I stayed in bed most of the time with a bug.

Cheers

Oct 08, 2013 12:11 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Hey Helen and Larry...Thanks for the Mention!

Oct 08, 2013 12:13 PM #22
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Fred, a great collection of things to do in order to sell your home!

 

Dec 25, 2013 11:50 AM #23
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Hi Evelyn...Curb appeal inside and out sells homes.

 

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