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Condition Matters

Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by Jenel Yeamans

Condition Matters

43 TIPS YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE...


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Throughout the House

  • Open the draperies, pull up the shades, and let in the sunlight.

  • Create a positive mood. Turn on all lights, day or night, and install higher wattage ?light bulbs to show your home brightly.

  • Remove clutter from each room to visually enlarge them.

  • If you have a fireplace, highlight it in your decorating.

  • Keep your home dusted and vacuumed at all times.

  • Replace the carpet if it does not clean up well.

  • Have a family game plan to get the home in order quickly if necessary.

  • Air out your home for one half-hour before showings, if possible.

  • Lightly spray the house with air freshener so that it has a chance to diffuse before ?the buyer arrives.

  • Put the family photos in storage.

  • Improve traffic flow through every room by removing unnecessary furniture.

  • Create the feeling of a spacious entry area by using decorative accents and ?removing unnecessary furniture.

  • Putty over and paint any nail holes or other mishaps in the walls.

  • Paint all interior walls a neutral color to brighten the home and make it look bigger.

  • Repair or replace any loose or damaged wallpaper.

  • Clean all light bulbs and light fixtures to brighten the home.

  • Wash all windows inside and out.

  • Use plants in transitional areas of your home.

  • Make the most of your attic’s or other storage areas potential.

  • Remove and/or hide excess extension cords and exposed wires.

  • Open doors to areas you want potential buyers to see such as walk-in closets, ?pantries, attic, etc.

  • Remove all smoke and pet odors.

  • Repair or replace banisters and handrails.


In the Kitchen

  • Microwave a small dish of vanilla twenty minutes before showing and place it in an out of the way place.

  • Highlight an eat-in area in your kitchen with a table set for dinner.

  • The kitchen and bathrooms should always be spotlessly clean.

  • Expand your counter space by removing small appliances. ?In the Bathrooms

  • Do not leave towels around and wipe down the sinks and shower areas after each use.

  • Re-caulk the tub if the caulk is not sparkling white.

  • Repair or replace broken tiles in the shower/tub.

  • Replace shower curtains and keep them clean.

  • Put out fresh towels and decorative soaps. ?Outside

  • Keep the yard mowed and raked at all times.

  • Use flowering plants to dress up the yard, walkway, and patio.

  • Remove all toys, bicycles, tools, unsightly patio furniture, and trash from the yard.

  • Porches, steps, verandas, balconies, patios, and other extensions of the house ?should be kept uncluttered, swept, and in good condition.

  • Paint all entrance doors.

  • Make sure the garage door opens easily. Fix and paint the garage door if necessary.

  • Clean and shine all hardware and accessories indoors and out) door knobs, ?knockers, lamps, mail box, address numbers, etc.

  • Trees and shrubs should be trimmed and pruned

  • Use a new doormat.

  • Be sure the front doorbell is in good working order.

  • Be sure the front door and screen door works perfectly.


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Nykole Larson

Listing Specialist/ CEO

Nykole Larson Real Estate Group / Keller Williams Puget Sound

www.sellkingpiercehome.com

Cell: (253)508-9717

nykole@nykolelarsongroup.com





Nykole Larson Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Puget Sound
Nykole Larson
33434 8th Ave S Suite 103,
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-835-4500
Ben Larson
Loan Officer
NMLS ID 152377
253-200-3255 Ext. 25
5306 Pacific HWY E #B
Fife, WA 98424

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