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How To Make Sure That You Can Sell Your House At A Single Notice

Feb 15, 2008
When you're trying to sell your house during these trying times, it's better to do everything possible than to end with an unsold property. What the buyers are looking for when inspecting a property is a house in which they can picture out building a home in.

In fact, people's prejudices about smell could be even construed as a sign for a wrong property; smelly house could mean a structurally weak property for some people. How much more if they get into the bathroom and see a moldy bathtub or grouts on the tiles; all the more reason for them to choose the other for sale house on the block.

If you're looking for cheap but effective ways to make sure the sale of your property, the next paragraphs will show you some tips to do so. Majority of these tips don't need a whole weekend to make and don't need a fortune to finance. In fact, a few hundred bucks can go a long way when it comes to preparing a house for sale; you can swing into action immediately.

The simplest thing that you can do is to ensure that you show your house with optimum light as possible. It's good to show your house during the day, but even then, turn all the lights on for optimum illumination. 100-watts light bulbs should provide the optimum illumination that you need; change them because research shows that properly illuminated houses have greater chances of being sold.

If you have a front lawn, be sure that they are trim and rid with dead plants and fallen leaves. You can also try to repaint the exterior of your house if the paint has faded and you can afford to finance a repaint. If this is not possible, don't fail to repaint even just the front doors and windows.

Make an effort to change your house number to a brand new one. Old mailbox and doormats also need to be taken out and replaced. This is to ensure that your first impression is good to your buyers.

Inside your home, wash the carpet and the floors. If the carpet is very dirty, rent a carpet cleaning machine at your local supermarket or hire a professional carpet cleaner. Usually, you don't want to change your carpet because it can be outside your budget and your potential buyers may not like the color of the carpet anyway.

If you ever decide to repaint the rooms, use only neutral colors but repaint only when necessary. Sometimes, washing the walls to take out the stains will have the same effect as repainting.

Always review your house from room to room before any appointment. Make sure everything is tidy and unclogged especially the bathrooms. Lighted candles also create a warm and inviting feeling to the house so that you should try to do this too. It's also good to place flowers - real or artificial - to every focal point of your house for added ambiance.

You can also improve your house with little money by changing light switches, electrical outlets and doorknobs. These upgrades are really inexpensive and make the house look a lot better.

At the end of all your efforts, you'll know if your house is now ready for buyer inspection by putting yourself in the shoes of your buyer. Ask yourself if you were the buyer, would you take this house to develop long lasting memories in. If your answer is no, then you might have lest something and search what it is to make your house more livable.
About the Author
About the author: Jacques Coquerel is a real estate investor based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has made more than 750 real estate transactions since 1996. For Real Estate Investing Tips get his free course Real Estate Investing Free Course.
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