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Feb
07

Low Cost Ways to Fix Your Home for Sale

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Real Estate Corner…

Q. We’ve purchased a new house, and are selling our existing home. We don’t have a lot of money to fix up our existing home before selling it. Do you have any inexpensive suggestions?

 

A: The typical realtor response is, “floors and paint” but there are several other low cost things that you can do.

 

 

 

  •  Deep-clean the house and “make it sparkle

 

  •  If your master bedroom looks drab, add new linens, pillows, and shams to spice up the bedroom and add a little color.

 

  • Buy a bright colored shower curtain and rug to perk up a dull bathroom.

 

  • Re-grout if your bathroom grout is chipped or discolored.

 

  • Eliminate clutter. Remove photos, knickknacks, refrigerator magnets and other personal items.

 

  • Organize your cabinets and closets.

 

  • Clear off kitchen and bathroom counter tops. Put away appliances.

 

  • Arrange your furniture so it focuses on your home’s strongest feature (it may be a view, a garden, flowers, or a painting).

 

  • Remove excess furniture.

 

  • Create a “model home” look, clean, attractive with well-place items.

 

  • Dress up your rooms with attractive area rugs and framed prints.

 

  •  Install new light fixtures if they’re damaged or unappealing.

 

  • Paint your walls in neutral tones. Paint the front door if needed.

 

  • Trim bushes and make sure the outside landscaping is neat and clean.

 

  • If you are in the market for a buying or selling a home and need competant and caring representation, contact us at 602.315.9292 or Info@MetroRealtyphx.com.