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Question DetailsAsked on 5/15/2014

what quick fixes help in selling a home

We're limited with money so what advice can you give for inexpensive ways to spruce up our home before placing it on the market?

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Hi, this is Meranda with Angie's List.


Our Newsroom has written extensively about this. Here are a few pieces that may help:

10 DIY home staging tips to sell your home

4 staging tips to prepare your home for sale

5 staging tips to sell your home quickly


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Thanks!

Answered 3 years ago by Meranda

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Realtor.com has a checklist and several article on prepping your home for sale, as does Money magazine and others - google a search term list this for more ideas - house sale preparation.


Common suggestions from Realtors, and things potential buyers turn away from if undone:


1) dirty / stained / cracked windows


2) significant debris or moss on roof, or visibly significantly deteriorated roof


3) damaged/missing steps or porch boards, and cracked/highly uneven walks


4) weathered/stained (wood) or cracking/broken (brick/concrete) porch


5) untrimmed, scraggly bushes and leaves/debris, or trashy or unmowed yard, especially near house


6) debris/junk/junker cars in yard or drive


7) peeling/cracked paint on house, especially on portion visible from drive and approaching front door


8) dirty pool


9) unwashed / unplowed drive and approach walk


10) dirty house, especially bath, kitchen, carpets


11) any odd smells in house - smoking, pet, mold, stinky plant pots, strong cooking smells, diapers, litter box, strong pot pouri


12) crowded rooms - kick unneeded furniture and possessions to a storage locker or have moving company pack and store temporarily while getting ready to move, ifnot moving till sold


13) dirty/stained walls - paint if bad, otherwise wash with TSP


14) dirty grout


15) visibly worn/broken flooring


16) corroded or dripping faucets and tub/shower fixtures


17) non-functioning appliances, lights


Almost all of of these you can do yourself unless you have medical/disability issues.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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1. Cleaning is the most important thing one can do to sell a home.

2. Checking for any odors and taking care of them.

3. Look at your home from the curb, take a photo...what needs to change?

4. Fresh Paint

5. Check and replace flooring if needed.


Feel free to ask any questions.

Warmly,

Malley

Answered 2 years ago by Malley




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