Real estate tips – tip #2 Fixing up to sell

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Reston Real Estate Report

Real estate tips – tip #2 Fixing up to sell

A paint brush and a scrub brush can help you get top dollar when it’s time to sell your home.  Start with a close look at the walls and ceiling, both the condition and the color of the paint.  Cracked drywall and peeling paint are not only unsightly, but can be misleading.   If your ceiling needs touch up, for example, buyers may be wary about the roof or structural integrity of your home, even if the problems are purely cosmetic.

People will try to imagine their furniture in your rooms.  If you have strong decorating tastes, such as bold colors or lots of printed wallpaper, think about neutralizing them.

Cleanliness is also very important, especially in the kitchen and baths.  Buyers react emotionally to houses and it’s hard to fall in love with dirty dishes, dustballs and bathtub rings.  Before you allow the agents to show your home, go through each room and make it shine.  It really does make a difference.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, call me, Jon Querolo, at Long and Foster Realtors at 703-585-4900 – The Reston Experts since 1967.


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