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Thinking of selling your Maui dream home. Here are a few tips I would recommend. A little paint can make a major change to a home. It's always a good idea to put on a fresh coat of paint before you place your home on the market. It gives a buyer a feeling of a new home and that the home has been well cared for over the years. Also consider doing a few minor projects that make a Hugh difference. I remember when mauve was the color. Well I am tearing it out of my Haiku Maui home. A natural travertine face lift on the fireplace and maybe tear out the old trim and replace it with a plantation trim look.
Traditionally, homes have always had carpeting in the bedroom areas and maybe tile flooring in other parts of the house. I would recommend creating a better flow between the indoor and outdoor living areas. Consider some of the new interlocking wood flooring, easy to install. You just need a chop saw, table saw and a mallet. Having been a flooring contractor on Maui for 18 yrs I speak from experience. It's not that hard to do and you will save a ton of money.
Now let's take a look at the out doors. These days, out dated lanai's, high-maintenance landscaping or over grown plants that run away in the Hawaiian climate. I know I have made mistakes planting little potted plants only to have them turn into giant nightmares. Over planting can kill buyer interest in a home almost as quickly as old shag carpet.
"Landscaping often makes the difference between a prospective buyer getting out of the car for a closer look at the house or simply driving on to the next house with curb appeal. Good landscaping can provide more bang for your buck than almost any other home improvement -- provided it's done right.
One of the biggest tips I can give you is getting rid of the junk. Why wait till you move, do it now. Created space and flow through out the house. It will bring a calming effect to your home buyers. In a slower market you need to take every advantage to sell your home. So what are you waiting for get busy.
Aloha from the island of Maui. Life is good on Maui. Most people who have called Maui home will agree that it is a privilege to live on Maui. With this blog I hope I can share a little bit of the island's lifestyle and information on Maui real estate. Maui has been my home for 39 years, 18 years Maui Realtor, so let my experience work for you. I have extensive experience up-county, northshore Maui, and Wailea Maui. I have worked on sales teams at Wailea Beach Villas, Papali Wailea, Wailea Fairway Villas and currently with Hoolei Wailea Sales Team, so give me a call 808-280-2208
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.