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4 Steps To Preparing Your Home For Sale

So the decision has been made to sell the house. Of course, this is much easier said than done. There are a few simple home improvements steps one can take in order to increase the chances of the prospective buyer falling in love with the house.

Get rid of the clutter: The most important and obvious step is to remove the clutter in your home. Try to remove as many items and pieces of furniture as possible. In fact, you can pack away any extra items to aid in the moving process when the house. Removing the clutter from your house allows the potential buyer to gain a sense of space and be able to imagine the room with their belongings in it.

Make it smell inviting: A recent survey of real estate agents has placed smell of the home near the top of the list of factors influencing buyers. Try to make the house smell of freshly baked bread or freshly brewed coffee. These fragrances give the house an overall home appeal and feel. If this isn't possible, make sure to some of the many different electric "plug-in" air fresheners available at almost any store. Also be sure, if you have pets, to make use of the

products available to eliminate pet odors.

Clean, clean, clean: Make sure every nook and cranny of the house is clean. Potential buyers tend to look anywhere and everywhere to make sure the house is in good condition. Clean toilets, cupboards, closets, cabinets and medicine cabinets. Make sure a toilet block is used to make sure everything smells fresh. Make sure all lime is removed from bath and water fixtures. Dust anywhere and everywhere, especially on electronics screens, entertainment centers, end tables and the like.

Landscaping: A final area to consider is the landscaping. If you have any flowers, plants or gardens, make sure they are properly trimmed and groomed and that all dead plants are removed. Be sure the lawn is mowed, yard is raked and everything is in order. The landscape and exterior appearance of your house can have the power to make or break a sale with a good or bad first impression.

About the author:

Dana Goldberg is the owner of Top Improvements. On her website you will find home repair and improvement advice and tips.

Written by: Dana Goldberg

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