Nine Essential Tips for Preparing Your House to Sell

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

03/29/2016

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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