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Home Seller's Tips

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When Staging A Home For Sale

Remember the buyer
husband looks for structure, spaces and the garage; he has to use space for entertaiment and work. The buyer wife looks for the kitchen and the bathroom, she has to use the kitchen to prepare meals, and clean the bathrooms. Followed are some tips that help you upgrade your home with a budgeted mind. Click Secrets Of Home Staging to get some ideas.

Tip #1 : Update With Paint
Paintings are cheap, but they help a lot. To make a room appear bigger, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, a seamless look will make both rooms feel like one big space. Also paint the walls the same color as your draperies. It will provide a seamless and sophisticated look. If your doors and casing look old and outdated, give them a fresh coat of sparkling white paint. It will make your whole house look cleaner and more contemporary.

Tip #2: Make Rooms Look Larger
Don't overcrowd a room with furniture that is too large for the space; it will only make the room appear small and cramped. However, don't leave a room empty eitherClear out the clutters. Get rid of shabby window blinds. New window treatments are an easy and inexpensive fix that can improve a room dramatically. When dressing a window, use large-patterned window treatments. A small pattern tends to disappear in a large room.

Tip #3: Create Serene Bedrooms
Create a relaxing setting with luxurious linens and soft colors that will make a potential homebuyer want to sit back and relax. If you don't have the money to buy a new bed, just get the frame then buy an inexpensive air mattress and dress it up with neutral-patterned bedding.

Tip #4: Upgrade the Kitchen
If your kitchen appliances are outdated, invest in a new cooktop, stove or refrigerator. Studies show that sellers recoup every penny they spend on appliances. Stainless steel looks great in the kitchen and will help sell your house, but not when it's covered in fingerprints. An easy and eco-friendly way to keep stainless steel clean is to mix one part vinegar with one part water and wipe with a clean cloth. Click Kitchen Upgrade to see an example on "Upgrade a Kitchen". If you can't afford the whole new kitchen upgrade, or new cabinets, get new doors and drawer fronts, paint everything to match and add new hardware. Instead of replacing the entire dishwasher, you may be able to get a new front panel. Check with the manufacturer to see if they sell replacements for your model. If not, laminate paper can be used to re-cover the existing panel. When staging your kitchen for homebuyers, keep the countertops nice and clear. Put out a few well-placed items and add fresh fruit or flowers for a punch of color. 

Tip #5: Upgrade the Bathrooms
If the bathrooms are dirty, clean them up. But if they are damanged, upgrade them. Click Clean a Bathroom to see an example on "How to Clean a Bathroom". Click Master Bathroom Upgrade for an example on "How to Upgrade a Master Bathroom".

Tip #6: Use Earth-Friendly Materials

Use eco-friendly or "green" materials when upgrading your home for sale. Buyers are willing to pay more for a home that is earth-friendly. If you're on a budget, consider cork flooring. It's extremely durable and costs about half the price of traditional hardwood flooring. Click Cork Flooring to see an example on "Cork Flooring". Consider plastering your walls. Not only is it a big selling feature, it's an eco-friendly, natural material that resists dust and fingerprints. It also works great in damp environments (like bathrooms) because it soaks up moisture. Click Plaster Walls for examples of "Plaster Walls".

Tip #7: Clean Out the Garage
Clean out the garage to make room and appeal to the buyer husband. He needs storage spaces and a work shop. Click Garage Staging to get some ideas on staging a garage.

Tip #8:  Keep the Pets Away.
Evidence of pets is a turnoff to many buyers, so keep them away. Click Keep Cats & Dogs Away for some tips on how to keep dogs and cats away from your garden.
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