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Following will be five ways of getting your home sold as fast as possible. Consider these if you are not only a first time home seller but also if you have sold in the past. These hints may come in handy as to the next time you decide to sell.
New Paint. Think about repainting your home not only on the inside but on the outside also. Over the years those previously white walls have dealt with wear and tear plus dirt. A neutral color is best. Do not forget the baseboards and the window trim. Even the ceiling must be considered. The wallpaper must go. You may enjoy it but the buyer may not, meaning they would have to expend the time and effort tearing it out. As for the exterior keep its current color unless it is something like pink or a lime green. Better Homes and Gardens has an extirior paint guide at http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/best-exterior-house-color-schemes/. If you have a brick exterior consider hosing it down to wash away accumulated grime.
Carpet. Over the years the carpets will have sustained wear and tear. It is unavoidable. At the very least have a thorough steam cleaning done followed up by a spot cleaning of any light stains. You can hire someone or do it yourself. If you are a pet person there may be more serious stain issues. Also, the spilled glass of red wine that the sofa has been hiding. Naturally, replacement of the carpet will be needed if it has been seriously damaged. Again, like painting choose neutral colors.
Curbside Appeal. The outside of your home is the first thing a perspective buyer will notice while driving by. This first impression will be key in drawing them inside. Make sure you have cleaned the windows and mended the gutters. How does the shingling on the roof look? Another important item is the lawn. Make sure it is manicured nicely. The same goes for the shrubbery and trees. The driveway may need a power washing. There are some low cost ideas for curb appeal at diynetwork.com.
Price. Consider pricing conservatively, a few thousand under the current market. This will help draw buyers in compared to similar homes within your area.
Photos. You will need many highlighting the best features your home has to offer. A video tour is an excellent tool. Buyers want to see what is offered before a visit. The exterior must be photographed in sunlight.
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