Monday, December 6, 2010

How to Get Every Dollar You Deserve

The ability to reap additional profits on the sale of your home can be accomplished if you make the right improvements.  Many changes can provide the prospective buyer with enhanced feelings about your home.  Feelings of more space, more light, more closet space, greater privacy warmth and security.  Basic, simple and inexpensive improvements can provide an improved emotional response in a potentional buyer.  If you are working with a small budget these simple techniques may work wonders.

The Magic of Mirrors!
Mirrors can provide a great sense of space and elegance when properly placed.  Be careful not to overdo it, but when placed properly throughout your home, each area will seem larger.  Try looking in your garage or attic to find old mirrors, give the frame a new coat of paint if necessary.  You may also want to visit flea markets or yard sales, you can always get a great deal on an old mirror or two.
Adding Additional Closet Space
One of the biggest complaints heard from buyers is that there just isn’t enough closet space!  Simply purchase an inexpensive closet organizer and installing it in any or all of your closets can make a big difference.
Bring Old Floors Back to Life!
Nothing turns off a potentional buyer quicker than dull, dingy, disgusting looking floors.  Whether you have ceramic, wooden, vinyl or carpeted floors do whatever you can to make them shine again.  If your carpet is beyond cleaning, replace it.  This may sound expensive but new carpeting can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home.
Add Attractive Plants
Having plants in the house is not only healthy for you but you create a warm feeling with them.  Many indoor plants are less expensive then you might think.  Attractive pots such as ceramic, brass or even designer plastic will add a designer flair to your home.  Hanging plants such as Boston Ferns are inexpensive , easy to care for and would go great in your new home when you move.
Clean Up the Bathroom
The bathroom is still a very important room to a potential buyer.  Give your bathroom a face lift if needed:  fresh paint, decorative mouldings, tile grout, new designer faucets are all attractive eye catchers.
What is That Smell?
Though people don’t like to admit it everyone’s home has a certain smell to it.  We never notice it because we live with it day to day.  Strategically placing fresh scent devices throughout the home will be pleasant to the nose of any potentional buyer.

The above article is to be used as an informational tool only and does not quarantee the sell of your home.