There was a recent article posted by Yahoo. It highlighted ways to help your home in a down market. Even though I would not consider the Cabot Arkansas home market a down market, there were some interesting tips that may help some Cabot home sellers.
1. Try to look like your neighbors
Not physically, but your home should be similar to what other homes in the neighborhood look like. You do not want your home to be the largest home on the block or the nicest. Why? When pulling comparables in the neighborhood (which is what agents and appraisers do) it will be hard to get the added values if your home is much more extravagant. If your home is larger it may be hard to get the same price per square foot as the other homes on the block.
2. Keep up the maintenance
Remember to do the odd jobs that need to be done around the home. Such as: pressure washing, fixing any broken boards in the fence, repainting, etc. Buyers want to see a home that does not have alot of problems.
3. Try to Stay Energy Efficient
Try to be sure you home is as energy efficient as possible. Make sure that your windows are insulated and there is good weather stripping around doors. This is always a positive thing to say when you are trying to sell. You may try to look in the attic and see how much insulation there is. Some loans require a certain amount of insulation to be in the attic. Another cheap way to be energy efficient is to replace the light bulbs in the house. Buyers like to hear that a home is energy efficient. This translates into less money paid for utilities for them and less for you until you sell.
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