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10 TIPS ON GETTING YOUR HOUSE READY TO SELL – CURB APPEAL CHECK-LIST

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 HOW DOES CURB APPEAL AFFECT THE SALE OF YOUR HOUSE?  

EVER BOUGHT A HOUSE  WITHOUT GOING INSIDE?   (IT’S RARE!) EVER DECIDED THAT WAS THE PERFECT HOUSE FOR YOU BEFORE YOU STEPPED INSIDE? (NOT UNCOMMON, ACTUALLY!)

EVER HEARD OF PROSPECTIVE BUYERS WHO WOULDN’T GET OUT OF THE CAR,  and WOULDN’T GO INSIDE BECAUSE THEY DIDN”T LIKE THE FRONT YARD?   (THAT HAPPENS EVERY DAY…. JUST ASK A REALTOR).  

READ  “HOW TO ENTICE BUYERS INSIDE – 10 TIPS” :

1)  FERTILIZE THE LAWN SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE…  WATER, WEED,  TRIM THE SHRUBS.

2)  REMOVE CLUTTER FROM THE FRONT YARD (THAT INCLUDES BIKES/GARDENING TOOLS/TRASH BINS/ SHOES/TOYS/PET BOWLS).

3)  RE-PAINT/STAIN/VARNISH THE FRONT DOOR and THE TRIM… and  RETOUCH THE ENTRY AREA. JUST MAKE SURE THERE’S NO PEELING PAINT  WITHIN EYESHOT.  (BELIEVE ME, BUYERS  NOTICE IMPERFECTIONS AS THEY STAND ON THE STOOP, WAITING FOR THAT DOOR TO OPEN).  

4)  OIL THE DOOR HINGES, AND ENTRY GATES.

5)  CHANGE WORN HARDWARE (KNOBS/HANDLES). MAKE SURE THE DOORBELL WORKS.

6)  PUT OUT A WELCOME MAT THAT’S NOT TOO CORNY. 

7)  MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS NUMBER IS CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM THE CURB.

8)  CREATE A PLEASANT FRONT STOOP OR ENTRY: PLANTERS FILLED WITH BRIGHTLY COLORED FLOWERING PLANTS.  YOUR GOAL IS TO LURE THE BUYER INSIDE. 

9)  CHANGE THE LIGHT BULBS SO THEY ARE  BRIGHT.

10)  READ MORE ABOUT STAGING AND REFRESHING YOUR HOUSE HERE.

FROM THE FIRST GLANCE … BEFORE THE DOOR OPENS, YOUR BUYER NEEDS TO BE IMPRESSED.

IF YOU NEED A TOP REALTOR, PLEASE CONTACT ME HERE.  I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU WITH ANY OF YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS….  IN MIAMI OR ELSEWHERE INTERNATIONALLY. MiamiRealEstateCafe.com

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