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Thinking about selling a property?

That means it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to increase the home’s value and the homes appeal to potential buyers. You can start small by doing some basic maintenance on the inside of your home.

Basically, if you or the kids have trashed the little things that tie a home together, here are some simple tips to get your home ready to sell. This tips can help you make thousands more on your sale…

1.) Tighten Everything Up-

Go through your house and look for loose knobs, handrails, light fixtures, and boards. Nothing says your house is broken louder than loose fixtures throughout your house.

Buyers don’t want to have to worry about repairs so the more you can do the better.

2.) Doors And Windows-

Replace cracked glass, no matter how insignificant the crack seems. Double pane windows that have fogged up have broken seals and need replacing. Make sure all your home’s doors and windows open and close properly.

If doors have swollen, you may need to do some sanding or replace the door entirely. Doors that don’t fit properly mean your house is a hundred years old and sinking into the earth.

3.) Scuff marks-

Get some erasers from the cleaning section of the dollar store and go through your house removing scuff marks and spots. Make sure you get the molding, hardwood floors, and tiles.

Clean off the ten years of peanut butter jelly handprints, too. 🙂

4.) Patch Up The Holes-

If you’ve got some holes in your drywall from moving furniture around or from some energetic kids, get them patched up.

You can’t sell a house that looks like it’s been used for an underground fight club.

5.) Get Minimal-

Get rid of extra furniture and make your home look open and accessible. If you need to rent a storage unit for your couch collection and extra big screen televisions, do it. This applies to your massive book, record, laser-disc, Beanie Baby, action figure, and ceramic dragon collections, too.

Get it all out of your home. An open home makes all the difference when it comes time to sell.

6.) Carpets-

Get them professionally cleaned. You’re going to be tempted to rent the big red machine that lives in the front of the hardware store and do the job yourself to save money. Don’t fall for it.

Those machines suck (no pun intended), and you WILL be disappointed. Pay a professional. It’s not that much money, and it’s worth it.

These are just a few things to take into consideration as you navigate the experience of getting your home ready for the market.

Remember sometimes the simple things can help you net a lot more money from the sale.

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