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Selling Tips

10 Steps for Getting Top Dollar for your Home

Properly preparing your home for sale is critical to your success. Taking the time before you sell to make some cosmetic changes could net you more money at closing. The following suggestions will help you with this task.

  1. Unclutter your home.
    Start in the basement and either throw things out or rent a locker off premises to store it until you move but prospective buyers need to see what the house looks like behind all your stuff. This means going room to room and clearing everything out that makes it look junkie and disorganized.

  2. Neutralize the personal nature of your home.
    You may love the native tapestry on the living room wall from Bora Bora but I’ll guarantee 95% of your prospects will have it on their mind when they leave your home and not in a good way. Knick knacks and generally all things that you’ve previously enjoyed should be stored away until after the sale, that includes grandma’s spoon collection that takes up half a wall in the kitchen. Replace these things with neutral items like picture frames or vase with a simple arrangement.


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