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‘Brighten up’ your house for buyers

Tips from experts in the field

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November 20th, 2012
Personal Moving Consultant One of the most powerful changes you can make as a seller to increase buyer interest is to simply brighten up your house, both inside and out. Real estate professionals recommended by Realty and Moving Servicesunderstand the importance of this strategy and will work to create a personalized property enhancement plan just for you. As a personal moving consultant, I am also here to assist you every step of the way to ensure we create a simple and successful plan that meets your needs. It all starts with downsizing and cleaning an essential start to brightening up a house. But even more is needed to really make the house shine to buyers. Jeff Packer of Coldwell Banker Preferred Realtors says, Removing dark wallpaper and painting rooms a neutral color instantly updates and brightens any space.

Warm and inviting

Additional lighting is another simple way to make a property warm and inviting to buyers. Michelle Michael of RE/MAX Classic recommends: Install brighter lights throughout the house, especially the basement, and remove heavy drapery as well as any furniture that is blocking or obstructing windows and doors. Not only will this let in more natural light, but it also makes the room feel larger. The exterior of your property is just as important to address. Trimming back trees and overgrown landscape, along with adding a pot of flowers or greens on the front porch, creates a welcoming sight. Think you can skip this step? Ellen Newville of Hall and Hunter cautions, Remember, you will never get a second chance to make a good first impression. With the right team of experts and resources at your side, you can expect a successful and smooth selling process, especially in today s real estate market.