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Home Seller Tips with Irina & Jeff Shoket


Tips for Making Your Home More Sellable

Prior to putting your home on the market, there are some things you can do to distinguish your home surrounded by the competition.

When getting your home ready to be put on the market, your first concern is the home's exterior. If the outside, or “curb appeal” looks good, buyers will more than likely want to view what's on the inside. Keep the grass and landscaping well kept. Trim the shrubs and season will allow, plant some flowers. Be sure your entrance area has a “Welcome” feeling. A fresh coat of paint on the front door looks exceptional.


When considering all the spaces inside your home, pay special consideration to the kitchen and bathrooms. They should be as modern, bright and fresh as possible. It is crucial for them to be clean and stink free. A fresh application of paint can resolve the issue. If you have any leaky faucets fix them now. A phone call to a plumber or handyman is a very smart investment in having the job done right.

Because you want your home to be viewed to be as roomy as possible, pull out any surplus or very big furnishings. Make sure that table surfaces, dressers and closets are clutter free. Don't use your other spaces like the: garage, attic, or basement to store these extra things. These areas also need to have the feeling of space. Alternatively, move all items into a storage space. Determine if the walls and doors are clear of any smudges, and look for anything that would indicate a maintenance issue, such as broken or cracked windows, holes in the walls or water stained ceilings.

Ultimately, if your basement shows any signs of dampness, wetness or leakage, seal the walls with an approved sealant and determine how the area is getting damp or wet and eliminate it. You may need to have the area checked by a professional to remedy a continuing water intrusion problem to get it fixed correctly.


Quick tips for showings:
First impressions matter when it comes to selling a home. Buyers won’t get out of their car if they don’t find the exterior desirable. The best ways to intensify the appeal of your home’s exterior include:

  • Keep counter tops cleared
  • Replace all burned out lightbulbs
  • Open all drapes and window blinds
  • Put pets in cages or take them to a neighbor
  • No dirty dishes in the sink
  • No laundry in the washer/dryer
  • Clean or replace dirty or worn carpets
  • Put on soft music
  • Burn wood in the fireplace on cold days, otherwise, the fireplace should be clean
  • Always look at your home from the buyer's point of view. Be unbiased and be honest.

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