How to prepare your home for potential buyers
Question: We have been told that our home has not sold because it is not in good “showing condition” and that we need to make some changes. What should we do to entice more buyers?
Answer: There are a number of inexpensive steps that home sellers can take to prepare their home for potential buyers. One is to hire a designer, who, for about $60 an hour, will offer advice on a home's interior. You can also paint your home in a light, neutral color, because homebuyers may be turned off by bold colors. Consider what objects you should remove from the home before showing it to buyers. Any offensive items, such as a controversial picture, can annoy some buyers, while the more general problem of clutter can make a house seem smaller and less inviting. Professional organizers can help you arrange your possessions and decide what should be kept and what should be discarded. Finally, homeowners should consider the landscape, especially if the bushes and trees surrounding a home are too obtrusive and hide the home rather than enhance it. Ó2008 Information.Inc.
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