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Nine Essential Tips for Preparing Your House to Sell
03/29/2016

Nine Essential Tips for Preparing Your House to Sell

Selling your home? These simple steps can help you get your house in shape. 

Nine Essential Tips for Preparing Your House to Sell

  1. Update kitchen – Buyers place a huge value on updated kitchens. This is where you should make big improvements.
  2. Add curb appeal – Clean the yard, trim the shrubs, and add a nice doormat to welcome visitors.
  3. Do the minor repairs – Replace light bulbs, fix leaky faucets, make sure closet doors are on track, etc.
  4. Bring in the light – Take down heavy window treatments, clean the windows, bring in lamps. Buyers like bright homes.
  5. Paint the walls – Keep the walls neutral to appeal to more buyers.
  6. Clean your house – A clean home tells buyers that it is well-maintained.
  7. Remove furniture – Create the feeling of space, especially if square footage is limited.
  8. De-personalize – Remove family photos, personal memorabilia, keepsakes, etc.
  9. De-clutter – Donate it, dump it, shred it, or store it.
 
Creating a positive first impression and showcasing the best attributes of your home are essential in today's real estate market. Let us help you buy you new home. Meet with a North Shore Bank mortgage professional to get answers to your lending questions and find a loan that best fits your needs. 

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