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  • Now for the inside

    May 31st, 2010

    Hopefully now the outside of your home has great curb appeal! It is now time to spruce up the inside of your home. Let’s make certain that your home makes a lasting impression on potential buyers and their real estate brokers.

    Understand that buyers are looking for a house and are not buying your decorating style, emotions towards the home or lifestyle. It is time to prepare your property so that it has a clean, clear appearance in which a buyer can envision their life within the bounds of your property.

    • Remove personal items such as family photos and collections. Buyers need to imagine their items and not be distracted by wondering what type of people live there now.
    • Ask your broker what the difference is between personal property and fixtures. If you want to take your chandelier or built in cabinet with you, then you should consider removing them prior to showing your property.
    • Consider removing curtains that block natural light.
    • Clean out your closets and organize them. This is a great time to get rid of those items you don’t want to move!
    • Minimize the number of items on your kitchen and bathroom counters.
    • Make all minor repairs. Having a leaky faucet or a light that doesn’t work suggests that you might not take good care of your property.
    • Repaint any rooms that have a loud non-neutral color.
    • Toilets… Close the lids for showings. If you have water with high iron/mineral contents use an iron out product and make those bowls their intended color.
    • Removing extra furniture will make a room appear larger and will invite buyers to walk around and linger longer in each room.
    • Consider renting a storage space. Get those extra boxes and pieces of furniture out of the house so that buyers can move around.
    • And lastly, clean clean clean. Make every room sparkle.

    If you have doubts about what to remove or update in your home to give your home greater appeal then ask your Jaret & Cohn Broker. Another option is to hire a professional stager to come in and make the changes for you. We can refer you to several Midcoast Maine home stagers and cleaners that can assist you. Just ask, we are happy to help.