Real Estate : Tips For Selling Your Home

In a lifetime, the largest purchase that most people make tends to be property. As most people end up spending a great amount of time during their lives paying off mortgages for their property, it almost goes without saying that when the time comes to sell the property, everybody wants to get as much for it as they possibly can. Although there are many ways that you can increase the value of your property, there are not so many that are actually cost-effective and increase the value without costing you a large amount of money (like extensive renovations or extensions). If you are now thinking of selling your home then the tips detailed below should help you to maximize your asking price without breaking the bank.

As hard as it will be you need to distance yourself from your home, disassociate yourself from it. It is likely that you have spent a long time in your home and shared many experiences that you can not easily forget, but it has now changed from a home to a product. As much as you want to tell people about what happened where and when, most buyers will not be interested and you need to just concentrate on giving them facts and figures.

Any personal artifacts like family photos or heirlooms should also be removed from view, at least while there are people viewing the property. The reason for this is that when you invite people to view your home, you need them to be able to see themselves living there, you need a blank canvas for them to consider modifying and improving, and seeing pictures of people already living there will only prevent that happening.

When you are preparing your house for sale, you need to make sure that this blank canvas for potential buyers is completely free from clutter, which can ruin the aesthetic beauty of the property. Most people in their lives manage to collect a great deal of stuff that at one point they either liked or used, and later on forgot about. Although a lot of people manage this junk well, others allow it to take over their houses, cluttering up rooms and hallways. When people come to view your house it should be clean, clear, spacious and tidy.

The most obvious but also the most commonly missed factor that you must remember is that your house needs to be clean. There is nothing that puts people off more than an untidy, unclean property. Before you invite people in to view the property make sure that you make the whole place look spotless. Repainting walls will help, as will weeding the garden and fixing any exterior damage such as broken tiles or guttering.

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About the author

Sherry Fields Sherry Fields has been working in real estate since 2002. Working with the development team for the Hilton Garden Inn gave her strategic information on the commercial real estate market in Missoula. Broadening her scope she moved into the residential market and earned the designation SFR in short sales and foreclosures. Currently affiliated with Prudential Montana Real Estate, she works with both buyers and sellers "building relationships so you can buy & sell with confidence". Sherry Fields has recently earned the CREN designation - Certified Real Estate Negotiator. While price is a large part of negotiation - it is also about timing everything from the closing date to inspections, appraisals, home insurance - and it is about negotiating items that can show up in home inspections to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome.

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