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Sage Realty LLC’s Tips on What Can Be Done to Spruce up Homes for Sale

Preparing homes for sale is no easy feat.  Owners often overlook or misunderstand how to play up a home’s valuable selling points.  The experts at Sage Realty LLC can provide helpful advice and assistance to people selling their homes.  They have compiled the following tips as just a few of the ways they do this for their clients.

Sell Your Lifestyle

Keep in mind that you want to “sell your lifestyle” as much as possible. You want buyers to see your house as being in a neighborhood with appeal and status. That means the exterior of your home, being the first thing a potential buyer will see, is crucial. There are some great inexpensive solutions to ensure that first impression is a good one.   Paint the front door a classic black or deep red.  You can also update the garage door to a color that is just a few shades darker than the rest of the house. Buy a new door mat.  Maybe a nice pot of flowers near the door if you like to garden would give the buyers a sense of the home.  Giving potential buyers the best impression of your home is the first step in allowing them to visualize how your home is right for their own lifestyle. 

 

Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Kitchens are a prime area for clearing away accumulated clutter.  The entire household generally uses the kitchen as a “drop off” zone and it also serves as the nerve center for busy families, with notes, papers to be signed, calendars and other personal items. This all needs to go when the house is for sale.  No art on the refrigerator, family photos, blackboard notes about the week’s activities, etc.  The counters should be almost bare. Remove unused appliances. Clean surfaces until they shine!  Help potential buyers visualize how they would make the space their own by making it a “blank slate” for their imaginations.

Bathrooms Count

Bathrooms are an important selling point for potential homebuyers.  Updating curtains, lighting fixtures, vanity hardware and bath mats will give the space a fresh look. Bathrooms that have the look and feel of a spa often win over potential buyers.  Neutral colors, fluffy white towels, some candles and a bench might help pull off the spa feel.

Dress up Your Laundry Room

Laundry rooms tend to be overlooked by sellers, but the reality is they can be a big selling point. Some great ways to spruce up your laundry room include: creating a folding station; adding some storage areas, cabinets, and shelves; and livening it up with a new color scheme. A colourful rug and comforting wall color are an inviting way to make doing laundry feel like less of a chore.

In addition to these suggestions to improve your home before selling, always try to keep your home as neat and tidy as possible—removing cat litter boxes, dog crates, trash cans and items that do not contribute to the mood you are trying to set.  Don’t hesitate to research and invest in affordable upgrades.  To learn more about what can be done year-round to make homes for sale more appealing to home buyers, visit https://www.findahomeinpa.com/home-buyer-tips/buyers-agent-tips-sellers/.

 

 

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  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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