Selling Your Home - Part 2: Success Is In The Details
Cut The Clutter
Remove magnets, pictures, & souvenirs from the refrigerator. Use the two-thirds rule: remove 2/3 of everything on any flat surface. Since you are already planning to move, this is a great time to donate unused items, get rid of things you don't need or want, and start packing for your new home. Store boxes in a rented storage unit rather than in your garage.
Do A Deep Cleaning Of Every Part Of Your Home
If you can afford to use a cleaning service, you will find that outsourcing this task will free you to take care of other aspects of your move.
Pay Attention To Detail
Don't forget to clean baseboards, tops of doors and doorframes. Clean your carpet, hard floor coverings and grout.
Clean And Polish Woodwork And Cabinetry
This is especially important in the kitchen where most buyers plan to spend most time.
Clean Light Fixtures And Replace Burnt Out Bulbs
Consider changing to brighter bulbs if the fixture is rated for higher wattage than your current bulbs. Dead bugs and cobwebs detract from the appeal of the home and often indicate neglect to buyers.
Thoroughly Clean All Windows, Windowsills, And Screens
For the best impression, both the outside and inside should be cleaned regularly during the time your home is on the market.
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