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Having Trouble Selling Your House?

Apr 5, 2008
Everyone knows what a mess the housing market is in theses days and just the thought of having to put your home on the market for sale right now can be a scary thing. You could easily lose money on the sale through no fault of yours. It will be essential to do everything you can go get the highest dollar amount.

It could be that the reason you are trying to sell your home in the first place is to recoup what money you can and then invest in something more affordable. If this is your situation, then you are not the only one in it. A lot of people are downsizing to make their way of life a little easier to cope with.

The overall appearance and condition of the house you are selling is very important. You may have renovations that need to be done that are sure to help bring up the amount you can sell for. If you are already strapped for cash, big fixes might be out of the question, but there are a lot of things that will really help and will not cost you anything. They call that sweat equity these days.

Painting can be an inexpensive job that improves the look of inside and out, but it will not be that cost effective if you hire a professional to do it for you. Patching bad spots in walls and painting can give the whole place a fresh new look. Using neutral colors might not be that appealing to you, but when a buyers looks at the home they will not be distracted by bold colors that are not their style. Neutral colors will also give rooms the appearance of being larger.

If you will remain living in the home until it sells, then all your things will be there when potential buyers come calling. It is always better to have the place as free of clutter and personal items like photographs and excess furniture as you can. Put away all your personal toiletries in the bathrooms, except for things that look like they are for guest. Once again, it will make the rooms appear bigger and allow the potential buyer to easier envision themselves in the space.

Cleanliness is also of great importance. When anyone looks at a place they are thinking of buying, the fresher, newer, and cleaner it is the better. You need to make sure there are no cobwebs on the ceilings and walls. The walls and baseboards need to be clean as well as light fixtures, light switch covers, and other things that can get grimy over time. Fix any water leaks and make sure there is no mold anywhere. The outside yard needs to be spruced up and attractive. These quick fix ups may not make you a fortune on the sale, but it will definitely help to get buyers interested.
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Rachel Yoshida is a writer in the field of finances and is currently assisting those in need of no fax payday loans, and can help anyone get a cash advance in as little as 1 hour.
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