Lenoir City Real Estate News

Tips For Selling Your Home

Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? It is certainly a good time to sell and it is a seller’s market. It’s a great opportunity to get the most out of your home. One thing some sellers do not realize is that it seems like the buyers are paying top dollar but they are also picky about what they are purchasing. Buyers are willing to wait on that perfect home. The following items are a few tips that you may want to consider before listing your home:

  1. Thoroughly clean your home and don’t forget the windows, mirrors and ceiling fan blades. Clean your carpet and rugs. Make sure your hardwood is looking its best. If you’re too busy, hire someone to deep clean, it will pay off in the end.

  2. Declutter your home, you may need to remove some of your larger furniture, too much furniture can make your rooms look smaller. Don’t forget to organize your closet, the buyers will be looking in here as well and they will always be looking for extra closet space.

  3. Repaint your walls to a neutral color. Remove most of your wall hangings and repair the holes, the buyers will expect this to be done. This is a great time to remove your personal photos, the buyers need to feel themselves living here not envision how your family is living here.

  4. If you have a room that is not being used then turn it into an office or guest bedroom, this may just be the extra room they are looking for.

  5. Bake some cookies or burn a candle prior to your showing. Don’t cook foods that don’t smell good such as bacon or fish and will linger during your showing.

  6. Pay extra attention to your bathroom. Buy some plush towels and wash cloths, add matching bath mats and decorate with some spa
    1. essentials. Don’t forget to lower the toilet lid prior to your showing.

    2. Open all the windows to let the light in and show off those clean windows. Most people prefer light and bright rooms instead of dark rooms.

    3. Whatever you do don’t forget about the outside. It is so important to have good curb appeal, without it the buyers may pass you up.

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Posted by Tonya Bledsoe on May 9th, 2017 9:21 AM