Thursday, April 7, 2011

How to Prepare Your House to SELL!

If you're in the process of selling your home, you know there's a lot of competition in today's market. Here are some examples of creative ways to make your house stand out from the rest:

Add bold color. Have your house professionally painted, choosing from a wide selection of popular color schemes, or make up your own combination. This home owner chose from a cheery spectrum of primary colors. Notice how the yellow compliments the saltillo tile.

If you can't afford to hire a professional, get the entire family involved to make the process quick and efficient. Attention to detail and moving furniture may be difficult for a seven-year-old, but you can compensate by skipping baseboards and painting around the bed. The addition of a tasteful mirror can make a master bedroom appear larger. For an inexpensive alternative to carpet, the floor can be painted with high gloss paint.

It's important to pay special attention to the kitchen. This dated kitchen was modernized by simply painting the cabinets black, utilizing an interesting array of colors,  and incorporating slate tile to the cabinet backs, producing an air of luxury.
 This seller drew buyers' eyes away from the missing, mis-matched, and damaged appliances by contrasting the rosy pink counter tops and floor tile with dark algae-green walls.

Descriptive elements in the actual listing remarks are very important if you want your listing to stand out. Your agent should draw attention to the best aspects of your house. For example, this listing read "updated window coverings throughout the home".
The listing photos should also show off your home in its best light. To draw attention away from overhead high voltage electric transmission lines, this clever photographer shot 1313 Mockingbird Lane during a thunderstorm and patiently waited for a lightning flash to add dramatic effect.