Five Easy Home Fixes to Give You a Better Sell Rate

Five Easy Home Fixes to Give You a Better Sell Rate
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    Have you wondered whether a few easy home improvements would improve the opportunity for a rapid home sale?

    Unfortunately, not every upgrade will always enhance the sale-ability of every property.

    Just like people, residential real estate always presents some unique features and circumstances.


However, implementing a few simple enhancements will usually make your property more appealing to a wider market.

Replace Burned Out Lights

Tour the property at intervals to make sure all the light fixtures work well. Sometimes, in homes that sit on the market for extended periods of time, an owner will discover that during a previous showing, someone flipped on a light but neglected to turn off the switch again before leaving. Most buyers prefer well illuminated properties. A burned out light on the porch or in a bedroom won’t necessarily derail a sale, but this situation won’t present your property in the "best light", either. So check to make sure all lights function and illuminate the space.

Consider Installing Garage and Gate Openers

Many purchasers appreciate the extra convenience provided by an automatic opener for garage doors and front gates. Today, a wide array of useful technology exists. Companies like Perimeter Security Systems even make use of solar panel technology in some of their models. If suitable for your property, this enhancement may please prospective buyers while making your residence easier to show.

Arrange for Lawn Care Services

Few things advertise an extended period of time on the real estate market more effectively than an overgrown lawn. Especially if you must relocate before selling, consider hiring a lawn care company to mow grass and pull weeds in the flower beds. Today, many real estate companies routinely arrange for this type of maintenance. If you don’t have an interim lawn care service yet, you’ll likely improve your marketing prospects by hiring one.

Clean the Exterior

Depending on local conditions and your home’s exterior construction and age, washing the exterior may improve curb appeal significantly. If your residence is in an area that experiences a lot of heavy winter rain and slush, power washing the exterior and cleaning out rain gutters usually freshens the appearance.

Install Address Numbers

Adding prominent, attractive street address numbers near your front entrance often improves the ability of home shoppers to locate the property. If your residence lies away from main roads, consider adding this feature.

These improvements enhance the appearance of most properties and don’t require a large expenditure, but may prompt faster sales.



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Brook Chaplan

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