Hereís How to Dress Your Home to Sell
Itís well known that a home sells more quickly when itís dressed up for company. The question is how
a home should dress to impress. As with clothes Ė whatever your style Ė you have to ask: what details
will add up to create an appealing impression? Put your home to the test:
- Whatís the first impression (the "curb appeal")?
The details: clean windows; fresh paint on framework, gutters, windows, and (especially) the front door; a roof that shows no signs of loose or moss-covered shingles and sagging lines; an uncluttered driveway and garage; a neat lawn and pruned shrubbery; a couple of sparkling features such as a brass doorknocker, a wrought-iron lamp post, a potted flowering plant on the front porch.
- Whatís the message to anyone stepping through the front door (which a prospective buyer will usually do only if the first impression is inviting)?
The details: Fresh atmosphere (no pet smells, no unpleasant cooking odors); well-lit passages; sparkling clean rooms, especially in the kitchen and baths; waxed or spotlessly-carpeted floor; woodwork thatís clean and perhaps freshly painted.
Itís worth considering repairs or refurbishing that may be needed to make your home sell, and remember: expenses incurred in the 90 days before your home is sold are deductible at tax-paying time.
Call or e-mail us for specific suggestions on how you can dress up your house to sell faster.