A Good Impression for Your East Bay Home!

ImageWant to make a good impression for that house hunter?  Here are some tips that will help you do just that when selling your East Bay Home

You definitely need to put your focus on curb appeal.  In order to make that first good impression, you need to focus on the outside of your East Bay home!  You should keep the grass mowed and watered well.  The trees should be trimmed and any overgrowth definitely needs to be cut back.  Put in some blooming flowers.  Make sure you store toys, bikes and garden tools out of sight.  Why not try painting your trim and the front door?  This is a quick cosmetic fix!  Make sure the walkway and porch are clean of clutter and swept.   

Another great tip is to clear out the clutter in your home.  Buyers won’t purchase a house that they can’t see!  If the house has overflowing closets, cluttered counter tops in the bathroom and kitchen, too much furniture or tons of family photos and collectibles, house hunters won’t be able to see your home!  If there is anything you don’t need or use, pack it away or donate it to a charitable organization.  If you need these items, put them in boxes and put the boxes in your garage or basement.  You could even rent some off-site storage. 

Make sure your East Bay home smells good.  A lot of people don’t have a good sense of smell but other people can be very sensitive to offensive odors.  Make sure your pets are bathed, keep the litter box clean, clean your carpets, dry clean or wash your draperies and make sure your garbage cans, ash trays and recycling bins are empty.  If there are areas in your home that are prone to smells, just place an open box of baking soda there.  You should also refrain from cooking strong smelling foods or fish.  These odors can stay if the home a while, especially if the windows are closed.  Use air fresheners and potpourri to make the house smell good!  Open up a few oranges or bake a pie so the house smells fresh!

Make sure you do some minor maintenance on your home.  Buyers will notice leaky faucets, broken windows, burned out bulbs, appliances that don’t work and cabinets that stick!  Before you put your East Bay home on the market, make these repairs. 

Use your imagination to introduce accessories into your home and make it attractive and comfortable!  Put your best dishes on the dining room table.  Put your nicest towels out in the bathroom.  Make sure the spare room is made up.  If you have a fireplace, put some logs in it!

Then when this is all finished, walk up to your home and pretend this is the first time you are seeing it!  Do you notice anything?  How do you feel?  Does the house look inviting?  Is it well maintained?  Would you want to purchase this house?  If you answered yes to these questions, then the house is ready to be put on the market!

So now that you are ready to sell your home, call me, Brad Gothberg, at (925) 648-5326. I have been a professional in the Real Estate business for the last 23 years. My qualifications include production of over $105 million in sales in the past 5 years. 

 

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