5 Recession Proof-Tips To Sell Your Home

Industry Observer with Florida Suncoast Property Management, LLC - Venice FL

FixtoFlip.com was asked to share some information for this article. We were glad to have the opportunity to work with PopularMechanics.com and they did a terrific job on the article.  The article was done by:  Joseph Truini and he was glad to share it with the ActiveRain members!

1. Enhance the Curb Appeal

First impressions are never more important than when trying to sell a home. Put yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer. Stand near the street and look with an objective eye at your house, yard, driveway and gardens. Make note of all items that need to be fixed, painted, cleaned or removed.

How important is curb appeal? Very, according to Dan Dunleavy, founder of FixtoFlip.com. He says that most people pass judgment on your house within the first 30 seconds. And that's before ever setting foot inside! So follow these six quick and easy tips:

Fertilize the lawn and cut it. Trim the edges along all sidewalks and other paved surfaces. Remove leaves and fallen debris, such as twigs, pine cones and seed pods. Trim shrubs and hedges, and remove dead limbs from trees. Fill flowerbeds with fresh mulch and plant brightly colored flowers.

Apply a fresh coat of sealer to worn asphalt driveways, and power-wash concrete driveways.

Clear the front and side yards of all extraneous stuff, such as bicycles, lawnmowers, garden tools, wheelbarrows and your brother-in-law.

Inspect your home's exterior for things that need to be fixed or replaced, such as ripped window screens, sagging gutters, broken balusters or peeling paint.

Pay particular attention to the obvious, highly noticeable areas. "I've seen buyers turned off simply because the front door was dirty and scuffed up," says Amy Willaby, a Re/Max real estate agent in Dallas.

The same advice applies to outdoor structures not attached to the house. Crooked gates need repair-as do sagging fences, frost-heaved stone steps or cracked concrete walks.

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1. Enhance the Curb Appeal1. Enhance the Curb Appeal 2. Beautify the Interior2. Beautify the Interior 3. Clear Out the Clutter3. Clear Out the Clutter 4. Inspect Your Kitchen and Bathrooms4. Inspect Your Kitchen and Bathrooms 5. Hire a Home Inspector5. Hire a Home Inspector


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Dan Dunleavy

President, FixtoFlip Inc (The Tools and Resources you need to Fix and Flip Real Estate Profitably!) 

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Comments (1)

Rebecca Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

Clear out the clutter. 

Clear out the clutter.

Clear out the clutter.

Clear out the clutter.

Jul 23, 2008 02:17 AM