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1. PAINT & CARPET: SPRUCE UP First impressions are all-important. Paint touch-ups and professional carpet cleaning will help your home sell. Buyers want to picture themselves in a home. This may be the time to address your bright red wall. Neutral colors are best for selling, as they have the most universal appeal. Even though carpet is relatively inexpensive for buyers to replace themselves, flooring that appears soiled or stained flooring may be a turn off. Have friends or family give you honest feedback about what they would freshen up to improve your home. 

2. ENERGY: MAKE IT EFFICIENT Entire neighborhoods are now being built with energy efficiency in mind. Many buyers want to know the average utility bills as they consider the affordability of a new home. There are a few ways to make your home more energy efficient that cost very little money. These include things like replacing incandescent bulbs, sealing cracks and adding insulation. All of these improvements can be featured on your listing, showcasing your home as environmentally conscious.

3. KITCHEN: CHEF-READY You don’t have to launch a full remodel to get your kitchen ready to sell. Even minor improvements will vastly improve a buyer’s opinion of your space. You can do things like: getting your kitchen professionally cleaned (they will scrub walls and deep clean appliances); clear off the countertops and keep them that way (this is a staging tactic that makes your kitchen look bigger); install cabinet lighting (this is very cheap to do and makes your kitchen look bright and modern).


4. BATHROOMS: SPARKLE & SHINE Even small bathrooms can be improved to seem efficient and elegant. There are several small steps you can take to update your bathrooms. First, as always, get them sparkling clean. Touch up paint as needed. Update paint color if it isn’t neutral. Look at all of your fixtures: are they bright and shiny? Fixtures and cabinet pulls/knobs are an affordable point of improvement that can transform the impression your bathroom makes on buyers.


READY TO ACCELERATE THE PROCESS OF SELLING YOUR HOME? I have helped local homeowners like yourself get the activity they need on their home listing. There are even more essential steps you can take to make your home a “must-see” for buyers. I’ll be happy to guide you through the process: reach out and we can get to work right away. 

Sergio Lucena PA - Broker Associate @RE/MAX Select Group