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Simple Steps On How To Sell Your Own House

by David Peters
19 Feb 2007

If you decide today to sell your home that does not mean that at this point it is ready to go on the market. If you know that you will be selling your home, then it is time to start thinking about what you need to do to make sure that your home is ready to go.

Here are some things to help you to get ready for the selling.

Outside The Home:

The first impression of your home that the buyer will get is what is outside the home. When they pull up in the driveway, they will know if this is in fact something that may be a good choice for them. There are several things that you should do.

"Take a look at your home from the curb. Look at the things that stand out as good points and those that look bad". Are there shingles that are missing? Perhaps the railing is falling down. Fixing anything that you can see needs to happen.

1- Clean up the landscaping to insure that it is neat.

2- Make repairs to anything that seems broken.

3- Paint anything that is showing signs of wear, especially if there is paint chipping.

4- Is the lawn plush and green or full of weeds?

5- Is the driveway in good repair?


Inside your home you can do these things easily to improve the value of your home and give the buyer what he is looking for.

1- Paint, fresh paint. It is the best way to give a fresh look to a room. Go for neutral colors.

2- Carpeting should be kept clean and in good repair. Fix anything that you can. If the carpet is very bad, consider replacing it, even with an inexpensive product.

3- Fix anything that is unsafe.

4- Remove clutter.

5- Clean your fireplace.

6- Get rid of any smells.

7- Make sure that doors, windows, cabinets, baseboards and flooring are clean and in good repair.

Doing these things can help you in selling a home. They can help you to improve the overall look of the home, enticing individuals to come in and stay.

If you can improve the impression of the buyer, he may just come back next time with an offer in hand.

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