The Gina Kent Group, Gilbert AZ:
Get Your Home Ready to Sell:
When you are preparing to sell your home, there is always a list of things that can to be done to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. If you don’t have a lot of money to put towards repairs, there are some other inexpensive things that you can do to make your home more marketable.
1. Get that Home so Fresh and so Clean Clean:
One of the first things you’ll want to do is do some good old fashioned Spring Cleaning. As you know bathrooms are a major selling point. Dirty bathrooms that have soap scum can scare away prospective buyers. Here are some helpful tips that will help your bathroom sparkle.
Clean walls with: Spray Bottle, 1 part Water, 1 part Bleach
Scrub shower glass with: Spray Bottle, 1 part Muriatic Acid, 10 parts Water, Steel Wool Pad for Scrubbing, Wipe down afterwards
tip: edit/hide personal toiletries by using a shower caddy (with a handle) that you can place under a sink during showings.
2. A Little Depersonalization is Good.
When prospective buyers preview a home, they want to picture themselves living there. That is hard to do when there are large collections of family photos on display.
Tip: Pre-pack photos, knick knack collections, mementos, etc.
3. Appeal to Both Sexes.
Go through your home and remove items that are too gender-specific. For example if there’s a bedroom that is painted bright pink, you may want to paint it with a neutral color that will appeal to the masses.
4. Not Everyone is an Animal Lover.
Remove pet beds, bowls, and pets (if possible) during showings. Cat boxes should never be visible, this is a major buyer turnoff. Due to allergies, pets can cause issues for potential buyers.
5. Appeal to the Senses!
What is the strongest sense that can affect a buyer? Yup, you guessed it SMELL!! Make sure that your home smells fresh and inviting. Here are some tips:
a. place cut hydrangeas, roses, daffodils in small vases throughout the home.
b. have your carpets/rugs and upholstery cleaned professionally.
c. no dirty dishes in sink or dishwasher, those can cause odors.
d. make sure trashcans are emptied.
e. clean your disposal with vinegar and freshen it with some lemon peel.
f. use aromatherapy scents like lemon, green tea, cedar, pine, basil, vanilla.