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Five Best Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Now that you are ready to welcome potential buyers into your home, you want to prepare your house for sale. Take a step back and look at your home through the “buyers’ eyes.” Your sales associate can be extremely helpful when it comes to home preparation. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Uncluttering makes every room appear larger and look neater. If a house is cluttered, buyers have trouble imagining themselves in it.Remove and store items you don’t need. This creates a roomy, comfortable feeling that will be inviting to prospective buyers.

Cleaning makes your house easy for buyers to explore and gives the impressionthat it has been well maintained. Be sure every room is as fresh as it looks. Pay special attention to pet areas, nurseries and bathrooms. Some fresh paint and a one-time professional cleaning service can make your house look like new!

Repairing eliminates buyers’ objections before they arise. If you think something istoo much trouble fixing, chances are the buyers will too. Buyers tend to think repairs will cost more than they actually do.

Neutralizing helps buyers see their own furnishings in your house and picturethemselves living there. Neutral paint, decor, and carpeting create a home for any lifestyle. Eliminating distracting colors and accessories allows buyers to concentrate on positive impressions.

Staging makes the exterior and every room of your house special. Since it iscompeting with many other houses on the market, you need to make it stand out and be memorable. Look in magazines and catalogs for ideas. From the front door to the basement, from fresh flowers to fresh scents, this is the finishing touch!