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Home Improvement: Improving the Chances of a Sale

Home Improvement: Improving the Chances of a Sale

When it comes time to sell your home you want to get as much money out of it as possible, that’s a given. Doing so requires the proper presentation that makes your property inviting to prospective buyers. If your house is in near-perfect condition you’re likely to get the maximum sale price. But if there are things in your home that are broken or run down, getting the most money possible means doing a bit of DIY work. With a little time and money, some simple tasks can increase the likelihood of a quick and profitable sale.

Painting

Painting is one of the easiest things you can do to make your home more visually appealing to prospective buyers. New paint gives a home a fresh new look that’s enticing to the eye. It also gives home buyers the impression that you take good care of your property. Just be sure to use neutral colours that won’t be offensive to the average person. Light colours are a good choice because they make rooms look bigger and cleaner.

Clean Windows

One of the best ways to make your home look cleaner and brighter is to ensure your windows are clean. Dirty, dingy windows give the appearance of a dark and run-down home even if that’s not the case. You’d be surprised how much clean windows can do in giving potential home buyers a good first impression. There are enough window cleaning companies in the UK to provide you with an ample list of contractors for exterior cleaning. For the interior however, you can clean the windows yourself with little effort. Windows in the kitchen need special attention due to the grease and other particles that collect as a result of cooking.

New Caulking in the Bathroom

Run-down baths are the bane of almost every home owner trying to sell. In the bathroom, old and worn caulking can give the appearance of a room that’s not well cared for, especially if the caulking shows signs of mould. It’s very simple to strip off old caulking and replace it with new. In fact, if you’re handy at all, replacing the caulking in your bathroom is a task you should be able to accomplish in under 30 minutes. The only caution here is that you do it early enough in the day to allow enough drying time before the next cycle of showers.

Of course, whenever you’re trying to sell a home make sure you’ve prepared as much as possible by keeping carpets vacuumed, kitchen counters clean, and bedrooms tidied. Finally, on days you’ve scheduled open houses or buyer visits, you might think about baking a pie just prior to leaving your home. The aroma, combined with the visual appearance of the pie on the counter, is a great selling point.…