Showing your house: You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your house look like a model home. Visiting the dollar store or other cut-rate housewares retailer will probably do the trick! Choose colors that accent your sofa and drapes. Put a small blanket throw over the back of the couch to hide a stain, and add a throw pillow to make it inviting.
Curb appeal – the first impression you will make with buyers – should be at the top of your priority list. Getting it right may make or break your ability to sell quickly, for a fair price.
In part 2 of our series, we will discuss cleaning and repairs that should be done throughout the inside of the house. Next week, we will wrap up the series with a room-by-room finale.
In part 3 of the series, we will talk about the unique needs of each type of room in your house. When you have finished reading all three articles, you should be able to put together a thorough checklist, identify a realistic cost and time for completion of each item, and be ready to execute the plan.