When selling your home it is important to know how your home compares to similar homes on the market. With the proper research, you will learn how much your home is currently worth and possible improvements / changes you may want to make to get top dollar.
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Selling your home in Houston Texas, can be an emotional and tedious process. James Rowlett of The Houston Home Team, is a qualified agent that helps streamline selling your home and the selling process. James will guide you in every step of the selling process and help you avoid making mistakes when selling your home. The following guidelines are valuable tips to start the process of selling your Houston home.
Start From The Outside, And Work Your Way In
Don’t underestimate the importance of curb appeal. A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clean walkway are most important when aiming for a good first impression. Don’t forget to repair, remove or replace damaged screens, door hardware and outside extras that are not needed.
Invest In Paint
Paint livens up any room and makes it fresh and appealing. We suggest neutral-soothing colors like white or earth tones.
Let In The Light
Open the curtains, shades or drapes to let in the sun and brighten the room. Washing windows inside and out will add a sparkle to your home. If your drapes are dark or dated, replace them with light sheers. This invites the sun into a room which can brighten up any living area. Turn on lamps or overhead lighting and replace missing light bulbs. Natural and artificial lighting helps to make the room more inviting.
Mend Minor Flaws
Check squeaky and hard-to-open windows, doors, door drawers and sliding-glass doors for easy access when opening or closing different areas and provide adjustments or lubrication as necessary. Make sure all plumbing is in working order. And always clean rust and soiled spots, empty trash baskets and deodorize pet and smoking areas.
Decorative Kitchens Help Sell Your Home
Create an inviting atmosphere in the kitchen.curtains, cup towels and placemats can make the area feel welcoming. Clear countertops of appliances and add bowls of fruit, if needed for a pop of color. Remember, prospective buyers will look inside cabinets, so make space in cabinets and clean inside and out.
Blend Color and Convenience In The Bathroom
Remove clutter from bathroom counter-space and cabinets. Clean and scrub the sinks, tub, shower, and polish mirrors and chrome. Always clean the floors and walls. It helps to keep the area deodorized. Put out nice towels, and add some scented soaps or candle.
Living & Dining Areas Reveal Interests
Arrange your living- and dining-room furniture to create an open, friendly effect. Straighten cluttered bookshelves and discard excess papers. Clean all the carpets, and polish the furniture and hardwood floors. By adding a few magazines and flowers to the coffee table, you’ll portray an inviting and well-maintained home.
Family Rooms Are For Relaxing
In family rooms, your goal is to eliminate the clutter. Turn off all entertainment units and close all cabinets and doors. Place furniture in conversational groups, and showcase magazines on tables or shelves.
Bedrooms Are For Downtime
Avoid a crowded look in the bedroom by removing excess furniture and unnecessary items — keeping the room light and bright. Clean bed linens, with decorative pillows and shams, are important. Arrange nightstands to display books, plants and family photos.
Value Goes From Top To Bottom
Permit visitors to see the value of your property from the front entrance to the back and through the garage. Remove unnecessary pieces, and neatly arrange stored boxes and cartons. Darker spaces may be lightened with new paint or additional lights in room and for stairs.
Selling your home can be an emotional and tedious process. Having a qualified real estate agent like James, helps when navigating the selling process. James Rowlett will work hard to not only find the perfect buyer for your home, but also to handle every last detail of the selling process . James will even help you on the journey of purchasing your next home.