You’ve waited for the snow to melt and the selling season to begin, and now that spring has “sprung,” you want to show off your home’s interior in the best way possible. And that means “clean and clear, scrubbed and decluttered,” some appraisal expert uttered. You want it to “show” well, so show up soon with a vacuum and broom and…
Don’t mutter about de clutter
The Devil is in the Details
Attend to every little thing that may lower the valuation of your property in the buyer’s mind.
Take a deep breath: What do you smell?
There’s no faster way to get a buyer to turn up their nose at the prospect of buying your home than unwanted odors and smells. You can bake all the bread and cookies you want, but first make sure every room passes the sniff test.
Paint over that “Messterpiece”
If your interior walls are already painted with neutral colors in a matt finish, consider touching up the inevitable scuffs and scrapes. Try to look at the walls with fresh eyes – and retrace your own steps to see where you may have left your mark. If you or one of your children “went paint crazy” in a room or two, get out the drop cloth and rollers and cover that “messterpiece,”er – masterpiece.
Would you eat off your own floor?
Do your floors get bad marks for scratches and dents and worn workwork? What about the kitchen floor? You’re in deep trouble if a no living creature would eat off it or could walk across it without tripping. Take a look down and around and floor ’em as follows.
Hey, this light switch doesn’t work!
Considering how little they cost and how crucial they are to feeling good about a place, make sure to replace, polish and shine all light switches and fixtures, bathroom mirrors, taps and faucets, shower heads and cabinet hardware that comes up lacking. Enlighten yourself about switches that don’t work.
Nothing this small will get a buyer to appraise your home as not being worth it at all, but it could literally be a turn-off. Hope Pahoo Appraisal planted a few good ideas to help more cash crop up if you sell your house this Spring.
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