If you’re selling your home, here are some ways to make a great first impression.
Spruce up the yard.
Trim hedges, pull weeds, clean walkways, upgrade your mailbox, fix siding. Curb appeal can add as much as 5 percent to your sales price.
Paint inside and out.
Go with neutral colors inside, consider a bold color on the front door. And don’t be afraid to hire a professional painter.
Price it right.
Ask too much and you’ll scare off buyers, which will keep your house on the market longer, which will scare off more buyers.
Depersonalize the space.
Rent a storage unit and remove personal touches. Potential buyers want to see themselves in the home. Consider hiring a staging company to make the most of your space.