Home-selling tips: Put its best foot forward – Irvine Real Estate – Irvine Homes for Sale

by Robert Mack on January 16, 2011

in Latest News, Sellers

Before you put your house on the market this spring, make sure it’s picture perfect.

More than 90 percent of home buyers go to the Internet first to peruse what’s available, and they choose the houses they want to see in person from there, says Cheryl Bare, an agent with Century 21 Comstock Earnest in Waldorf, Md.

With a huge inventory to choose from, Bare says, it’s important to take lots of photos (at least 20) to get to the top of the listings and to stage the house to make yours stand out from the rest.

Other tips for selling

No need to spend: You don’t have to rent new furniture or hire a professional stager. Staging could mean making a fireplace and large windows the focal point of the room instead of an entertainment center, Bare says. “Focus on the selling points,” she says.

Declutter and depersonalize: Bare says you don’t want clutter in front of a sliding glass door leading to a beautiful deck. It’s distracting. Nor do you want family photos, doll collections or any other personal items on display. The National Association of Realtors recommends stowing away most small decorative items, putting excess furniture in storage and removing out-of-season clothing that is cramping your closet.

Toy storage: If you have young kids, Bare suggests keeping a couple of large plastic bins in the garage where their toys can be stored during a showing and then easily retrieved. “You don’t want to take the toys away from them altogether if you only have one showing every three weeks,” she says.

via tauntongazette.com to read all 8 points

Great article on 8 easy tips to get your home sold for the most amount of money without making too many major changes.

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