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    There are several last-minute things you can do before selling your house

    If you’re selling your house but aren’t sure about what to do to prepare, don’t worry.  There are several things you can do.  The following is just a small list of things you can do to make the house look like it’s ready to sell.

    Keep your garage organized and clean for homebuyer visits
    Keep your garage organized and clean for homebuyer visits

    The first tip is the most obvious one – clean up.  Make sure your house – both inside and outside – are as spotless as possible.  The last thing you want is for a buyer to view your house and then walk away because of a mess that you forgot about.  It will be an instant deal-breaker.

    Next, think about the garage.  Yes, homebuyers will want to see this too.  After all, once you sell the house, it will be theirs.  So, they will want to see what condition it’s in.  Whether it’s used as an extra room or for storage and your car, make sure it is as neat as the rest of the house.  Depending on how picky the buyer is, the water and oil stains left from your car could make a difference.

    Of course, you shouldn’t forget to touch-up cracked paint either.  Even if it’s by the outside generator, you’ll want to give the impression that you took the time to check every part of the house.

    Make sure your front yard and hedges are neat for future homebuyer visits
    Make sure your front yard and hedges are neat for future homebuyer visits

    Lastly – and this should also go without saying – keep the yard and hedges trimmed.  Buyers will be able to see this area before they get out of the car.  If you haven’t taken the time for your lawn care, chances are that people who view the home will wonder what else you didn’t take care of.  As with most other things in life, first impressions are everything to a homebuyer.  If they are turned off from the beginning, you may have lost the sale.

    The Powell Group encourages you to do everything you can to make your home as inviting as possible to future homebuyers.  After all, an impressed buyer may be willing to offer more than they were originally thinking.  So, it’s worth the extra effort.  Our team members are here to answer all of your questions and concerns about getting ready for the big day.  Once you are ready to move, you may also look at our website to view all of the beautiful houses in the Western Upstate.

    (Pictures used from Flickr)

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