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How to get top dollar for your home

Preparing your home for sale
Posted: November 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM by Michelle Lewis

How to get TOP DOLLAR for your Home!

Before you prepare your home for sale it is best to get the advice of a Professional Real Estate Agent. There are things that you might want to do to
prepare your home for sale that just might NOT  be necessary!

Examples are:

*Replace Carpet, or have them Professionally Cleaned?

*Paint or not?


*Hire a contractor to fix certain things or not?

*Hire a home inspector to inspect prior to putting home on market?

Each home is a case by case basis. In some cases, just having your carpets professionally cleaned is enough! This will save you tons of money and it will show really good!

If you have some rooms that have some very bold colors, it might be a good idea to do some painting. Neutral is best! It will show up better in
your pictures and buyers can focus on the home rather than the colors.

If you have wallpaper in your home, it is best to remove it. I know it's not what sellers would like to do, but your home will sell quicker and you will get more money. Buyer's want a home that is move in ready and most do not want to mess with wallpaper removal.

There are things that you might want to have fixed prior to putting on the market and things that are not necessary. Obvious repairs to take care of would be any plumbing issues, roof issues, or any heating and air issues. As far as hiring a contractor for other things, it's a case by case basis. Again, consult your Real Estate
Agent for advise on what is really necessary.

Some seller's are hiring a home inspector prior to putting there home on the market. Most seller's do not. It's really not a bad idea, then you can take care of the defects in your home prior to putting it on the market. Keep in mind, the buyer still has the right to have their own inspection and their inspector could find things too. Again, case by case basis.

The best thing you can do is give your home a real good cleaning. declutter, clean windows, do some staging, maybe move some furniture
to make the rooms look bigger. Buyer's want t a home that is in mint condition.

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