Reap Additional Profits from the Sale of Your Home

The ability to reap additional profits on the sale of your home can be accomplished easily enough if you make the right improvements.

Many changes can provide the prospective buyer with enhanced feelings about your home.  Feelings of more space, more light, more rooms, more closet space, greater privacy, warmth and security, these basic, simple and inexpensive improvements can provide an improved emotional response in a potential buyer.

An example could be something as small as a crack in the paint on a wall. Simply by applying some plaster and touch up paint, you eliminated what may be an unstated concern that your home was poorly maintained, or worse, may have structural issues. Though the feeling may be unconscious, it's just as important that the potential buyer feel an overall desire for your home. If you are working with a small budget these simple techniques will work absolute wonders.

1) The Magic of Mirrors!

Mirrors can provide a greater sense of space and elegance when properly placed. Be careful not to overdo it, but when placed properly throughout your home, each area will seem larger to the potential home buyer. Try looking in your attic or basement for any old mirrors, but be sure they have a nice frame or at least give the frame a new coat of paint. You may also want to visit a local flea market or garage sale, you can almost always get a great deal on an old mirror or two. Putting full length mirrors on a closet door in the master bedroom is always an attractive touch.

2) Adding Additional Closet Space

One of the biggest complaints heard from potential buyers is that there just isn't enough closet space! Simply purchasing inexpensive closet organizers and having them installed it in any or all of your closets can make all the difference.

3) Wallpaper?

Wallpaper may seem like the answer to bad plaster but wallpaper is a very personal choice and when making adjustments to your house for sale, it is better to fix the plaster and paint it a neutral color. We want your house to appeal to as many people as possible.

4) Bring Old Floors Back to Life!

Nothing turns off a potential buyer quicker than dull, dingy, disgusting looking floors. Whether you have wood, carpet, vinyl, or tile floors, do whatever you can to make them look really attractive even if you have to hire a professional. This is one of the adjustments that can net you money at sale, so it is worth the investment.

5) Add Attractive Plants

Having plants in the house is not only healthy for you but you create a warm feeling with them. Many indoor plants are far less expensive then you might imagine.

6) Clean Up the Bathroom

We've probably all heard that phrase a hundred times growing up as children! Well guess what? It's still valid. Give your bathroom a face-lift if needed: fresh paint, clean tile grout, neatly arranged bathroom closets are the key accomplishment.

7) What is That Smell?

Though people don't like to admit it, everyone's home has a certain smell to it. We just never notice it because we live with it day in, day out. Strategically placing fresh scent devices throughout the home will be pleasant to the nose of any potential buyer.

8) Cleaning

Even though your prospective buyers are living with clutter and dirt of their own, they will notice yours and they won't buy it. So have an eagle eye as you walk through your home.

We sincerely hope these tips and ideas are of value to you. If there is any way we can be of service please contact our office. We would consider it a privilege to be of service to you! If you would like a FREE consultation:

Call Carol Meadows, The Meadows Team, Keller Williams Advisors, 513.766.3878 or email The Meadows Team

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