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5 Simple Tips To Help Sell Your Home



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By : Tina Fountain    99 or more times read
When selling your home, many times itís the little things you do that make the biggest impression on potential buyers. While youíve probably already taken care of the bigger tasks like decluttering, here are five more simple tips you can do to make your home the best it can be for showings.

1. Beautify the outside
You donít have to spend a lot of time or money on making the outside of your home a little more inviting. Youíve probably already got some flower pots lying around. All you need to do is buy some flowers for them and then set them by the front door. If you have window boxes you havenít used in a while, this is the perfect time to put flowers in them. How is your lawn looking? If it needs a mowing, donít put it off. There is something about a freshly mowed lawn that makes everything look better. Also trim the hedges.

2. Wash the windows
Remember that while you might not get up close and personal with your windows anymore, people who are entering your home for the first time and considering making it their home will be close to these windows when they check out the view. It is understandable if you canít clean the outside of some of the windows, but the ones you have access to clean both sides of, not only the inside.

3. Dust
It is certainly true youíll be taking your dusty furniture with you when you move, but the impression it leaves on people coming into your home with their eyes wide open just isnít a good one. Take a few minutes each day to dust and it wonít build up causing you to have to do a huge job at the last minute. The same goes for vacuuming and while you donít have to do it daily, every other day will keep things looking good.

4. Wash curtains
How long has it been since youíve washed the curtains? For most of us the answer is years or possibly never. If you donít have the time, donít worry. Washing the curtains though, will shock you. You wonít realize how dirty they were until you do. The benefit of doing this to show your home, clean curtains will let more light stream through. No matter the curtain color, they will look brighter after a washing.

5. Air it out
This tip is especially important for the kitchen area, but odors travel and though the easiest solution might be to spray air freshener, you donít want to give your home viewers a headache with a freshly air freshened house. Instead, allow your home to air out on a daily basis. Open the windows and let the fresh air in. When you are cooking, use the exhaust to remove smells. If you have a portable fan, use it in different rooms to circulate the air. And to create a homey smell when viewers stop by, have a pot of coffee on the go or (if you have time) pop cookies or muffins into the oven.

Often it is the little things that can make the greatest impression on your home. Things that when living in a home so long we normally forget, but other people will notice. Donít forget to take time for these small things as you get ready to show your home to potential buyers.
Tina Fountain is the Broker Owner of Birmingham Home Finders LLC visit birminghamhomefinders.com to view all homes for sale in Birmingham Alabama including Hoover homes for sale and Mountain Brook homes for sale.

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