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10 Tips To Selling Your Ocean Home Quickly

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By : Hubert Miles    99 or more times read
1. No Clutter. Throw out old newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small items like figurines and other trinkets. Store clothing that won't be used in the near future to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage. Buyers like to visualize their possessions in the house and that is hard to do when the ocean home is full of clutter.

2. Wash your windows and screens, especially on the oceanfront side. This lets more light into the interior and dirty windows are a turn off.

3. Time to give your ocean home a good spring cleaning. Clean the floors and shampoo the carpet. Wipe off any dirt or fingerprints from door knobs, and light switch plates. Wipe down the cabinets and counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Give your appliances a through cleaning. Help your oceanfront home make a good first impression.

4. Replace dim and blown light bulbs. Clean any dirty window treatments, i.e. draperies, blinds, etc. The goal is to make the rooms as bright as possible. Arrive early and turn lights on before buyers arrive to see the home.

5. Make any repairs that you can find. Minor repairs like door adjustments, torn or missing window screens, caulk on exterior doors and windows and interior counter tops and tubs, broken or missing electrical cover plates, and dripping faucets will make a good first impression. Don't know what to repair, why not get a sellers home inspection. This will show you what the buyers home inspector would see and give you the opportunity to repair the items before the buyers knows they were ever an issue. You can also market the ocean home as being pre-inspected.

6. Get the most out of your curb appeal. Mow the lawn, trim the shrubbery, rake straw and leaves, and edge the driveway and walks. Plant some bright colored seasonal flowers and place some potted plants near the entry to brighten up the landscape.

7. Fill cracks and holes in the driveway. Apply a sealant if needed.

8. Make sure the gutters are clean.

9. Polish or replace your front doorknob and door numbers.

10. Get rid of odors in the home. Shampoo the carpeting and wash the curtains to make the house smell fresh and clean. If the carpet is worn and won't come clean, maybe you should replace it. The new carpet will add value to the home. This added value will probably be a lot more than the expense of the new carpet. Also, open the windows to let some fresh air in.

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