Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Kylene Emery
Spokane is very much a seller market right now, but when it’s time to sell your house, you still want to present it in its best light! Not only will this help you sell your house in a shorter amount of time, it will also help you get top dollar! Buyers are looking for the best house in their price range, and your home may not get their attention if it isn’t in the best condition.
Eliminate Bad Odors- Spray air neutralizer throughout your home, paying special attention to areas with more odors (litter boxes and garbage cans). Replace odors with a light floral or baking scent, but don’t over do it. That can be just as off-putting!
Make Major Repairs- Major defects, like roof leaks and damaged siding need to be repaired. These will be obvious to buyers and will not only bring down the value, they will also turn many buyers off from even entertaining the idea of buying your house.
Clean The Outside- You want the buyers first impression to be positive, and a clean exterior will really help!
Freshen Up Your Landscaping- Again, you want the buyers first impression to be as positive as possible! Mow the lawn, prune the trees, full weeds, and plant some flowers.
Organize Closets and Drawers- Your house will look bigger and like it has plenty of storage if the closets and drawers are organized and not overly full!
Pay Special Attention To Your Front Door- Add a wreath for a splash of color, clean the windows and the surrounding trim. This will make your house look inviting and well cared for!
Buy A New Welcome Mat- It makes buyers feel invited into your home!
Remove Clutter- Buyers want to be able to envision their belongings in your home. De-cluttering will help them see beyond your personal décor and allow them to envision living there.
Make Every Surface Shine- Clean your home until in sparkles and shines!
Tone Down The Colors- You might like super bright colors in every room, but it will be hard for buyers to see past. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide variety of people!