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Paying Attention to a Few Tips for Selling Your Home Can Get You a Good Price

Updated on June 2, 2012

The Challenge of Selling a Home


Selling a home has always remained a challenge. The attachment that one has for a property is likely to endow it, mentally at least, with a lot of benefits, that a buyer may not be seriously interested in. To add to it, the recent economic downturn has led to property values seeking lower values, and new buyers wary of making new investments. In spite of that, there are a few tips for selling your home that can help you to attract buyers who will be willing to offer a fair price for your property.

Listing a Home for Sale


Listing the home with a real estate agent who has a healthy reputation in the market is one of the first tips. A good estate broker is one who has a lot of contacts and a never ending list of customers looking to buy new homes. Once you are listed with them, they are bound to give you some valuable advice that can help you to sell your home faster and at a good price. Listen to what you are told and try and implement whatever they say. In the long run, it can only help to sell your home and also get you a good price in the bargain. One definite piece of advice would be to make the house more appealing to buyers. Some estate agents will even help you out with professionals who can do the required, of course, at a price.

Good Housekeeping Can Help


It is best to make efforts to remove all the clutter in your home and let it look as spacious as possible. Remove all unwanted things like old furniture and stored goods or at least have them kept away in garages and basements. You can always explain to the prospective customer, that you intend to take some of it away with you and are waiting till you are able to dispose of the property. Remove all personal knickknacks that you intend to carry with you to your new home and pack them up as if you are moving out. Rearrange the furniture to get the most pleasing effect and create the sense of space that is so important to home buyers.


It can do no harm to follow the advice of the realtors and give your entire house a fresh coat of paint. Make sure that the colors you put on are bright and yet neutral that will appeal to most people. A freshly painted home, with walls and furniture that has no blemishes or stains on it can do wonders to the look of a home and will definitely attract the more fastidious of them. Some of the areas that always go in for a lot of inspection are kitchens and bathrooms. Make sure that countertops and gadgets in the kitchen are in working condition and free of any signs of overuse. Leaking faucets and stains on bathroom walls and floors are serious turnoffs and you will do well to attend to them before offering your home for inspection.


A well kept garden and yard can always add to the appeal of a home, and it can do no harm to get in some professional help to tend to the lawn and prune all the bushes in the garden and other landscape areas. See that the driveway is without any potholes or other areas that look ugly. Such simple things are just a few tips for selling your home, that can help you to sell it quickly and at the right price.

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