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Colleencolem…, Home Buyer in Columbia, MO

should I purchase headboards when trying to sell house?

Asked by Colleencoleman, Columbia, MO Tue May 10, 2011

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That's a personal decission. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when getting ready to sell:

Remember the 60-second rule: that's all the time you have to create a good first impression! Is it a place screeming, "You Got to See Me" or Honey, step on the gas!

Walk around the interior and exterior and make a "To Do" list. Break it down into small pieces and tackle a little bit at a time. Assign projects to each family member and check them off the list as completed.

Try keeping the lawn mowed., Trim trees and shrubs. Pick up tools, garbage cans, hoses, toys, and store them. Straighten and clean the gutters and downspouts. Replace broken or missing ones.Clean all windows and mend torn screens. Painting your house helps improve curb appeal more than any other fix-up! If you decide against painting the entire house, consider painting the front door, window frames and shutters.Repair broken steps and walkways. You don't want to be paying out medical bills for accidents.

Clean, Clean, Clean
Every room should be spotlessly clean, dusted and uncluttered. Steam clean the carpets and wax the floors. Wash the walls, windows and light fixtures. Keep the cat litter changed!!! Tighten loose stair railings and clean all woodwork. Take anything you're not using to a storage building or donate it to charity. In the event that you feel tired just reading this, go ahead and call a professional. Ask your real estate agent to recommend a cleaning service.

Use bright light bulbs throughout the house. Clean the ceiling fan blades. Fill the house with a pleasant aroma, Too much will make allergy suffers run out the door. Go light.

Living Room
Patch cracks and nail holes in the walls and repaint walls in neutral colors. Lubricate any sticking or squeaking doors. Open all curtains, and replace them if they are getting old. Rearrange or remove furniture to make your rooms look more spacious. While all this seems overwhelming, you'll laugh all the way to the bank. Your efforts will help get the home sold in the least amount of time for the most money.May your home sell quickly so you can move on with your future plans. If those plans includes a move to Georgia, give me a call!
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 11, 2011
If you are staging a home, I suggest getting a few suggestions from your realtor. Sometimes staging sells! It allows potential buyers to see what they can do with the place.

Best wishes
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 25, 2013
Staging your home always helps but purchasing headboards is not necessary if money is tight. You can use throw pillows that you currently own to pile up at the head for a cute effect, I have even seen people use an old panel door that they have and turn it longways on the wall at the head of the bed on the wall for a cute cottage chic look.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 23, 2013
Staging your home can definitely help give buyers an idea of what the home would look like furnished. However, it is not always necessary.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 16, 2012
Visuals always make a huge difference in selling a home, but headboards don't like a big deal unless your home is being advertised as some sort of designer home. You could also ask others to visit your house and see if upon first impression, there's some sort of jarring effect because of the absence of these headboards. But unless your home is designer-finished, I don't think it's worth spending the money. Best of luck on selling your home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 1, 2011
I tell my sellers to spend as little money as possible to get their homes ready to sell. As long as you clean everything, touch up paint as needed and store away extras I dont think they will notice the missing headboards. Fluffy pillows also help, if it is a serious concern to you. Good luck on the sale of your home!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 1, 2011
rooms can be lovely without headboards. have nice linens & bedspreads & pillows. make sure everything coordinates. Have someone you trust with good taste help you - make it look contemporary not dated
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 11, 2011
No - unless you were going to buy them for your new home anyways. Maybe new bedding with lots of new pillows and a big picture above the bed would create the same look that you want.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 10, 2011
I don't see headboards as deal breaker... So I would say no.

If you are trying to sell your house the best advise I can give you is when showing the home make sure all the lights are on. Make sure the home is not cluttered. Have the bathrooms picked up and smelling clean. Have all the bed made. And most important step out side and let your agent show the home or allow the buyer's agent tour the home.. 99% of Buyers don't like viewing homes when the family is in the property. Give the buyer's space to tour the home with watching them open the pantry and closets..

Best of luck.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 10, 2011
there are a number of other items that would rank much higher on the scale of "must do's" to get your home sold!..........

forget the headboards..........
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 10, 2011
Um...............for your beds? No.

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