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Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home

You are ready for a move and decide to list your house. You are hoping for a quick sale and are looking for any advantage to attract buyers to your place. Whether you are listing it on your own or getting help from Official Key Realty School, here are a few things you can do that will seal the deal and send you on your way.

Selling Your Home

Clean Slate

One of the first things you can do to make your house more appealing to buyers is to declutter your rooms. Take down extra pictures especially any family photos. Clear shelves and tables of extra knick-knacks and books that you can live without. This makes your rooms appear more spacious and takes away the personal aspect of the house, making it seem less like your so they can imagine it as theirs.

Make It Shine

Another step to make buyers want to purchase your place is to clean it thoroughly. You will want to do more than tidy up and vacuum. You will need to dust blind and ceiling fans, scrub floors including under appliances and shampoo carpets. If there are minor repairs to be done, you will want to complete them before you list. The less the buyer feels they will need to do to move it will make them more attracted to the space.

Bright Idea

You can make rooms look bigger and cleaner by simply opening windows to let the sunlight in. Sunshine will make living areas look more inviting and allow walls and flooring to be seen in natural light.

Outside Looking In

The landscape outside your home will be the first thing that will catch the eye of a potential buyer. You need to keep your lawn mowed and neat. An unkempt yard can turn off interested parties. If you are selling your home in the winter, be sure to shovel your sidewalks, steps, and driveway. This makes your home more attractive and keeps others who want to look at it safely. Trim back branches on trees and bushes to make them look nice. If your landscaping is shy on mulch or rock, fill in the worn areas. Flowers can add color and appeal to the exterior of your house.

Be Photogenic

Take clear, quality photos that show the finer qualities of your place. Whether you provide them to your realtor or use them in your own listing, the right pictures can bring buyers to your door.

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