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What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Fri Mar 2, 2012

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Wed Apr 18, 2012
Very simply, allow your home to put its best foot forward.....

Investing some time and a little money can improve a home's appearance beyond imagination. decluttering, cleaning, planting, painting, repairing etc. can allow sellers to recogize great returns on their investment that would be otherwise passed on to the next buyer.

There is no substitute for simply making your home "shine." Invest some effort.

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Vincent Paige…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Wed Apr 18, 2012
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Sylvia Paul, Agent, Apopka, FL
Fri Mar 2, 2012
There are little things you can do to increase saleability of the home such as deep cleaning,
de-cluttering, staging, painting etc., and don't forget the curb appeal. For increased value, big ticket items typically include things like roof, upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, pool or decking, new landscaping and the like. However, it is important to bear in mind that the value of the home will be greatly influenced by recent home sales in the area and you could improve beyond the point of recovery (over-improvement). So be sure to do your homework, or find a good agent who will do the homework for you. Good luck to you.
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Alys Esmond, , Orlando, FL
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Condition of your home is the only thing you, the seller, has control over that can effect the purchase price of your home. If there are some minor issues that you've been living with, like a drippy tap, stained carpet or the like, get the lead out and fix/clean them up. If a potential purchaser sees such items, they immediately worry about what ELSE they can't see has not been looked after.
Step outside your house, take a deep cleansing breath (really! This works) close your eyes and don't open them until you can become someone who is looking to purchase your home. Now, walk every facet, taking notes. You'll know what needs doing.
Mostly though, listen to your agent's recommendations. They have a vested interest in getting you the best price for your home.
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Mike Sperling, Agent, Winter Park, FL
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Katie M. below makes some great points. Effective is good, keeping the cost down is efficient. One way that may help you look at it, think of it this way.
When you sell your property, your mindset is that you are selling 'your' home.
When the interested party makes an offer on your property, their mindset is to buy 'their' home.
It's easier than you think. Try here for suggestions: .
Good luck,
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Katie Mazloom, Agent, Orlando, FL
Fri Mar 2, 2012
When you list your home, you naturally want it to look in showing condition, reduce clutter, maybe new neutral paint, trim the hedges and provide good curb appeal, Generally spurce up and neutralize your home so the potential buyer will be impressed immediately and also start projecting this home as theirs. There are inexpensive cost effective tips. The real value will be in the location, the condition of the immediate neighborhood and total maintence of the home. Your realtor can make an evaluation and suggestions tailored to your specific needs. If you do not have a realtor, contact me, I will be happy to help you. I look forward to hearing from you.
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