By: Robert A. Hulme - Realtor - Loan Officer -Utah County, Including Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Alpine and Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Payson, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, Springville, Mortgage Xpress, Agent
The overall appearance of your home is one of the major factors to consider when placing in on the market to sell. The problem is, either you don't have or are not willing to spend the money to remodel. There are some inexpensive things that you can do to give the appearance of success without spending the money to make it happen.
Enhancements or redesigning of the kitchen usually is one of the first areas considered when thinking about what to do to improve the appearance of your home. But is it the most cost productive means. Many buyers would like and appreciate saving money on the purchase of the home, so that they can do the redesign themselves, this should always be considered when pricing your home for sale.
The frugal minded home seller should find a way to reduce the clutter in their home. Most seller agents suggest a home presentation company, especially for higher priced homes. But being frugal as most of us are, we need to take a closer look at what other options are available. One of the greatest benefits of getting rid of clutter is the perception of increased space in the home. There are a number of suggestions for creating this illusion:
•· Clean out or empty closets
•· Store away excessive furnishings
•· Hide or store away personal items, such as family portraits, etc...
•· Clean out all storage areas, take stock of those things that you can throw away
•· Remove all bulky, out of place furniture
•· Reorganize remaining furniture, to maximize the remaining space.
•· Maximize kitchen space
•· Store away throw rugs
Most important when working on the overall appearance of your home when putting it up for sale is to consult your local Realtor. Your Realtor does these things everyday and knows how and what home buyers look for and at when evaluating the appearance of homes for sale.