Everyday Cheapskate: How to Sell Your House for the Highest Price Possible
Curb appeal is that initial impression your home makes when a potential buyer sees it for the first time. The cost to make certain your property is beautifully inviting will be money well spent.
--Repair cracks in the driveway and walkways that approach the home.
--Keep the landscaping neat and tidy with blooming, weed-free and well-cultivated flowerbeds.
--Make sure the home looks freshly painted. A good scrub-down might do the trick.
--Remove most or all of the items from your kitchen and bathroom counters. Take items out of the closets, and clear shelves of knickknacks. You want storage areas to look spacious.
--Remove quotations, signs or pictures hanging on the wall that are specific to your family. Move all the papers, magnets and coupons from the refrigerator. You want buyers to envision their family living here, not yours.
--There should be nothing on the floors but floor coverings and furniture.