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9 Top Tips To Help You Sell Your Home Using Property Auctions.

Jan 4, 2008
It's easy to improve the look of your home in 2 days. The external view of your home creates the first impression for the buyer but inside your home is what really counts. Your home must gleam, it must smell good, it must look spacious, it must be as perfect as possible. Anything less than perfection can cost you a sale. Remember you can sell your home through an auction but you should still be prepared for viewings. Follow these easy steps.

The first thing you should do is de-clutter. Get rid of anything you don't need in the house. Clothes,ornaments,toys, furniture- put everything in storage,create space or forget selling! It may hurt but a buyer is not interested in your personal things. You must approach selling like a business so be ruthless. Your buyer must focus purely on the way your home looks and it has to look great!!

* Light colored walls with bright lights make your rooms look larger. If you have any darkly painted walls, you may want to consider painting with a white or off-white paint. Increase the number of watts of the light bulbs in your home. All walls should be painted neutral. Do not, repeat do not paint using very bright or garish colors. If you do take your home off the market- you're reducing the chances of selling.

If your carpets are worn, dirty or stained you should,whenever possible,replace them. If you can't afford to or if they're not too bad then clean them very,very thoroughly. Clean and polish all windows and mirrors so they gleam!

Make your kitchen appliances sparkle. Clean your oven and stove thoroughly as well as the drip pans under each burner. Get rid of all dirt and all grease. Polish the outside of your stove,oven,refrigerator, dishwasher and any other kitchen appliances until you can see your face in them!

Your home must be the cleanest its ever been. Clean all walls, clean fingerprints off all your walls especially around doorknobs and light switches. Clean your blins, remove every last particle of dust and grime!

* Clean all your kitchen countertops and clear them off as much as possible. Reduce the number of items in your cabinets not only in the kitchen, but in all the cabinets in your house. That's right de-cluttering really is the key word.

* Arrange your clothes in your closets to where they hang neatly and not over crowded and remove some of the items off the shelves and everything on the floors leaving them looking spacious and clear. Make sure to clean and organize your garage, basement and attic space.

* If the FSBO home has any leaks, rattles, or squeaks, this gives the impression the home needs a lot of work done on it, so do everything you can to eliminate them. If your stairs, steps or banisters are loose, tighten them. Repair any water leaks and eliminate any signs of water damage, such as painting over the water stains . You may want to clean and replace all the caulking in your home. Make sure to repair any doors or windows so they will open correctly. Tighten any loose nuts, screws or bolts, especially on the light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet hinges. Any loose molding needs to be tacked down.

If you have pets or young children your home may have odors. Ask a friendly neighbor to check as you will have become accustomed to them. Make your home smell fresh and clean.Try aromatherapy oils not artificial chemical air fresheners.
About the Author
Before you buy or sell any property through an auction check out Paul Costello's great site. Free report on how to buy and sell at auction coming soon. Email for further information: info@usa-property-auctions.com buy your new home .Use an auction
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