Tips on Selling Your Home

Home buyers are more likely to purchase based on a home’s current condition.
Here are 3 tips to consider when selling your home:

1. Make sure that the little nicks and scratches, doorknobs that don’t work, and wonky handles are all repaired before you start showing your home. Consider making these minor repairs, if needed:

  • Replace cracked floor or counter tiles.
  • Patch holes in walls.
  • Fix leaky faucets.
  • Fix doors that don’t close properly and kitchen drawers that jam.
  • Consider painting your walls neutral colors, especially if you have grown accustomed to purple or pink walls.
  • (Don’t give buyers any reason to remember your home as “the house with the orange bathroom.”)
  • Replace burned-out light bulbs.
  • If you’ve considered replacing a worn bedspread, do so now!

2. Make the House Sparkle!

  • Wash windows inside and out.
  • Pressure wash and spray down sidewalks and exterior.
  • Clean out cobwebs.
  • Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks.
  • Polish chrome faucets and mirrors.
  • Clean out the refrigerator.
  • Vacuum daily.
  • Wax floors.
  • Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures.
  • Bleach dingy grout.
  • Replace worn rugs.
  • Hang up fresh towels.
  • Bathroom towels look great fastened with ribbon and bows.
  • Clean and air out any musty smelling areas. Odors are a no-no.
3. Stage the exterior of your home too. Stage the exterior with fresh paint, immaculate landscaping and even outdoor furniture to set up a Sunday brunch on the deck vignette. Go outside and open your front door. Stand there. Do you want to go inside? Does the house welcome you?

Markatos Services Inc. can take care of your long “to-do” list when selling a home. We offer Residential Cleaning, Deep CleaningWindow Washing, Pressure Washing, tile and grout cleaning, and Handyman Services. For major and minor home repairs and last minute fixes for selling your home, give us a call! 302.792.0606

Remember, first impressions are everything! 

Gathering of information from:
Reader’s Digest, 13 Tips for Selling Your Home
About.com, How to Prepare Your House For Sale

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About Markatos Services Inc.

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