Are you thinking about selling your home, or are you being relocated and you need to sell your home? Even if you are happy in your home, some of these suggestions are useful to spruce up your current living conditions.
This week we will be giving you our top 10 tips on preparing to sell your home, starting with…
#10 Take Advantage of the Season
According to Cindi Pearce; “The peak selling time for residential homes is spring and summer. It helps that your property looks better at this time of year than it does in the dead of winter when everything is dead and the weather is dreary. Put your home on the market in the spring or summer if possible. Home sales are very slow in December and January. However, if you must sell your home in the autumn, for example, take advantage of this time of year. Spiff up the front of your house (and its curb appeal) by artfully arranging some pumpkins and gourds, maybe even a corn stalk, and positioning them on the front steps or porch or in the front yard. This is going to catch people’s eyes and increase the charm (and hopefully hasten the sale) of your home. Put electric candles in the window or a beautiful wreath on the front door. Do not underestimate the value of first impressions.”
#9 Contact a REALTOR
We obviously would love for you to contact Dale or Kevin if you are local, but if you are out of town or out of state then save yourself some hassle and get a professional working for you.
Go to www.realtor.com to find one near you!
#8. That Stink
What’s that smell?! Oh it may be your house. Sometimes we can live with the odors of our homes and never realize there is a distinct smell. Before putting your house on the market wash down everything, walls, floors, ceilings, baseboards, everything!
When you do put your house on the market, potential buyers like to smell some delicious scents when touring your home, here is a great recipe to make your own potpourri using your crock pot or stove top.
- 1 apple, sliced
- 2 tablespoonsdried chamomile
- 2 -4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoonvanilla
- 1 tablespoonalmond extract
- 1 1/2-2 cupswarm water
- Mix all ingredients in small crock pot turn on low, or on the stove top on low
Stay tuned for more tips this week!