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4. CONDITION OF PROPERTY
5. THE AGENT YOU SELECT.
YOU CONTROL 4 OF THESE. PROPERTY SHOULD BE CLEAN, NOTHING SHOULD NEED FIXING.
GOOD CURB APPEAL IS A MUST. GOOD LUCK1.
COLDWELL BANKER WARDLEY REAL ESTATE
LAS VEGAS NV
#2) Paint... super low cost you can do it yourself
#3) Lighting, put real light bulbs not crappy CFL's everywhere. Buy more lamps if needed
#4) Cut grass religously, trim bushes
All of the above can be done for short money and will bring you great results.
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As far as remodeling is concerned, consult your real estate agent on the comparables. For example, if all of the listings you are competing with have granite or a remodeled bathroom, it may be something to consider.
Best of luck to you!
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors
Clean and declutter doesn't cost much, Most agents can get you a Lowe's or Sherwin Williams discount card for paint anyway.
2. Front door - ( and entrance) 1st impressions mean everything. Fresh paint or stain on the door, new hardware, fresh doormat and tidy - swept, no shoes to trip over. If you use plants, they should be simple, bright cheerful and fresh (even if they are artificial) no dusty, faded old yukky flowers
3. Carpet - neutral, fresh carpet. Check out new homes. Most will have the same color throughout except for maybe a game or media room. If you have new home competition, it is one area that new home site reps will be selling against.
Your 1st priority should be to make sure everything is clean, decluttered and in good repair.
Step 2 is updating and remodeling. An expensive upgrade like granite may make your kitchen more desirable, but it also may force your price higher than the market will bear in your neighborhood. A good idea would be to consult with an agent who is familiar with the homes in your area before making that costly decision. You may net more on your sale before bearing the expense of major updates by comparing the cost involved and how much those updates will increase the potential sales price and the affect those improvements will have on time
Please remember to keep your colors neutral, your accessories minimal, de -personalize, and appeal to as many people as you can. The idea is to broaden your market. Don't forget the yard and there is really nothing that you should not "bother" with. It is important to try to look at your home as a buyer would and to see it with fresh eyes. We all have a tendency to overlook and live with little issues that we would not want to purchase. Most potential buyers, particularly in this market, are seeing a large number of homes. Many of them look for the one negative to rule out a property. Neutral,clean, well maintained homes offer fewer negatives.
Get a Rent-A-Space and put half of everything in it; all your personal stuff, Photos, Jewelry, nick-nacks.
Second: The kitchen returns more money than anything else and it make it sell faster. But please do not put new Granite counter top on top of 30 year old cabinets. Don't do the Kitchen half-way, it will show badly.
Get rid of brightly colored walls, but do not paint them white; not even off-white.
Everything should be "bothered with"; you are setting up the house for the new Buyers, not yourself any more.
Good luck and may God bless