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Tips and tricks for showcasing your home in the best possible light.

Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty

In parts one and two of this series about getting your home ready for market, we covered disassociating, decluttering, and getting a head start on the packing up process as part of staging your home to invite potential buyers to picture themselves and their belongings in the space. The next step is taking care of minor repairs and cosmetic touch-ups.

In a full seller’s market, little details might be overlooked by potential buyers. While still slightly skewed towards a seller’s market, we are inching closer to a balanced market because of more available inventory. That means fewer qualified buyers per property, more days on the market, and scenarios where the little details like minor repairs can make or break your sale.

That said, it’s advisable to take care of the little things like repairing or replacing cracked tiles, leaky faucets, doors and drawers that jam or don’t quite sit right, and most definitely patch any holes in walls, and repair cracks in caulking and grouting, etc. Depending upon the condition of the paint on your walls, or the existing colors, it may also be a good idea to go ahead and repaint in nice neutral colors.

And of course, you’ll want to make sure to do a deep clean, perhaps even hiring a professional cleaner, so your home is sparkling clean. If your vents haven’t been cleaned in a while, or the filter changed on your A/C, this would be a good time to get that done so the air in your home smells fresh. You may also want to consider switching out the light bulbs for brighter ones in some of your light fixtures so your home appears bright and open.

For proven expertise in establishing your home value and/or searching for a new or existing home, please call Jan at (303) 520-4340.

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