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Tips to help your home sell with little cost and some elbow grease

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What can you do to make your home sell more quickly without a lot of expense?  Curb appeal is a big deal.  When someone drives by your home and it doesn’t look appealing, they may just drive right by.  In order to entice them to want to view your home, you must present a great exterior.  This means a freshly mowed lawn, nice landscaping, flowers, painted or power washed siding, and repairing any damages to windows, doors, shutters, mailboxes, and screens. 

After a buyer walks into your home they do not want to see a lot of clutter.  Clutter distracts the buyer from seeing how they could use the same space.  Box up items you don’t need.  Take away any furniture not being used or that is heavily damaged.   Organize your drawers, cabinets and closets.  Put away any personal photographs.  And above all make sure your home is clean.  It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to have a clean home.  This includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning carpets.

Another major tip in selling your home is to make sure that all items in the house are in working order such as door knobs, closet doors, cabinet doors, faucets, toilets,  and appliances.  If anything is not working properly, get it fixed. 

Painting is an inexpensive way to spruce up your home.  Paint doors, walls, ceilings, and trim in neutral or classic colors.  Be sure to open any blinds, turn on lights and lamps.  This creates a more open and bright feeling within the home. 

Lastly, eliminate any odors in the home especially if you have pets.  Set out a bowl of potpourri, burn candles, or bake cookies in the oven just before the home is being shown.

This is just a brief list of tips.  Your Realtor can provide you with a comprehensive list of things to do to help sell your home. 

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL –


Author: tammyhayes

I am a residential realtor serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in sunny, southwest Florida. Contact me for all of your real estate needs. I am professional, ethical, informational, and understanding. I will be with you to assist you every step of the way. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I can help.

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