by Patricia Feager, 6/5/2017
F&Q - Part 2 of a 5 Part Series
What's the secret to sell my house quickly without spending a lot of money?
Mr & Mrs. Seller, great question! The secret is, there is no secret! You already have the formula to success and it's easy to do. If you're low on cash and you don't have a lot of money there's only one thing I recommend:
People come in all different types of sizes, shapes, and colors. Perceptions are different and everyone has their own tastes, budget, and ideas in mind. But if there's one thing that is universal, if a house isn't clean, really, really, REALLY clean, the probability of selling quickly is slimmer than you think.
TOP DOWN APPROACH
Because people come in different heights, people are more than likely to look eye level and within the range that's up and down and all around most comfortable to them. Test yourself, stand on a ladder and see how your vision changes. Or get on your knees and discover what tiny people (especially children) see. LOL - I know, but you can't believe how many parents will ask their kids if they like the house, and if the child says they don't like it, the parents will think twice before making an offer. For this reason, cleaning begins at the top. It's a top down approach - or you can start at the bottom and work your way up. In any case, every inch inside and out needs to be cleaned.
CEILINGS, FANS, GUTTERS, FASCIA & OTHER PLACES
Starting at the top, work your way down and don't miss any wall, baseboard, light fixture, mirror, light switch, gutter, fascia board, chimney top, attic space, corner, crevice, window, window sills, window treatments, curtain rod, bookshelf, cabinet, sink, faucet, tubs, showers, drains, nick-knacks, furniture, appliances, counter-tops, flower bed, yard, fence, garage space, doors, screens, door knob, door bell, door locks, tiles, bit of carpeting, flooring, walls, closets, pantry, ceiling fans, air filters, thresh-hold, mailbox, light bulbs (replace broken ones) driveway, entry way, back way, pet dishes, kitty litter boxes, etc. If you can't clean it, get rid of it! Deep clean it all!
Most people will only get once chance to make a great first impression. If you take my advice and deep clean, here is what you can expect to accomplish:
- Deep Clean
WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH
- Clean & sparkle windows
- Brighten up the house
- Remove weeds
- Areas will be free of debris & clutter
- Neaten up the entire inside & outside
- Get rid of dull, dreary, deteriorated, damaged goods
- Remove trash and things you have outgrown
- Make your house inviting
- Show off your house in a clean & fresh way
- SELL YOUR HOUSE!!!
Patricia's Tip for the Day:
©Make your Sale with me a Defining Moment!