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Selling Your Home

Nov 9, 2007
Whether you decided it is time to move to another area, or to a different house, the main issue remains that you are interested in selling your current residence. But in order for this to take place and you to receive the largest possible bid, you have to do some work beforehand so as to attract prospective bidders attention and walk out with a big smile on your face.

The first thing you have to do before putting your house on the market is to make it as presentable as possible. Real estate agents support that the way you will present your property to the prospective buyers can make al the difference in the world. But there is no need to panic that while being short on money you will have to invest in expensive and time-consuming renovations and redecorations. With some simple steps, it is possible for you to show your house to its very best advantage and gain the deal you want during the time period you wish.

If your house in not part of an apartment building, but a single house in a nice neighborhood, then it is extremely important to pay attention to the curb in front of the house. A clean driveway can give an excellent first impression to the prospective buyers when they drive up towards your garage. In case the outside area is not appealing, then they might not be interested in seeing the inside, or they will be negatively influenced from the beginning and will not be willing to bid as high as you hope or bid in general. In addition, lawns have to be mowed, bushes and trees to be trimmed and windows to be cleaned. Perhaps it would be a good idea to plant a few flowers and add some color to your yard, making it more inviting and friendly. In general, remember to fertilize and water your lawn and plants for two to three weeks before putting your property on the market. Of course garbage has to be thrown away and if your house has a swimming pool that has to be clean. If you wish to get rid of some stuff, then it is best if you schedule your yard-sale before beginning showing your house to interested buyers.

If your house's exterior needs to be repainted, but no available budget exists, it will cost you less to wash off any extra dirt and then paint only the trim, which will update the entire surface. Some people select to repaint the area that faces the street, while others do not spend as much taking care of the outside space, as much as having the interior of the house in perfect shape. In particular for the interior part of your house, consider hiring a professional to do the job and be sure that this cost will bring you a higher sales price. Painting the walls on a light color paint and take care of the doors and the locks making sure that they are able to open and close as they are supposed to. Of course replace the light bulbs if they are burned and steam clean the carpets to renew them. Finally, remember to replace any missing or damaged tiles and have your bathrooms sparkle as well as your kitchen. This is because buyers are particularly interested in examining bathrooms and kitchens, and finally closets. Thus, it is better if you concentrate your efforts there.

Concluding, check the competition in your neighborhood by visiting other open houses and compare your deal both in pricing and condition. This will give you a head's start against other houses that are sold in the vicinity.
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Jonathon Hardcastle writes articles on many topics including Real Estate, Business, and Finance
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