Little Improvements = Big Returns

It’s always a good idea to spruce up the interior of your home before listing it for sale. But that doesn’t mean you have to undertake major and/or expensive projects.

Joseph offers home sellers a list of specific modifications to make before listing their home for sale. And it is always the minimum needed for the maximum return. After all, if you wanted to undertake a large-scale project, perhaps you would not be selling.

Here are some simple steps you can take to increase the perceived value of your home and make a great first impression. Not all on the list will apply to you, but you can get Joseph’s personal opinion about YOUR home.

Create A Buying Mood
– Make sure your home smells fresh and clean
– Turn on lights
– Turn on air conditioner/heater
– Keep windows clear so the space is bright
Keep your home Squeaky Clean
– Clean and freshen bathrooms
– Clean/organize kitchen
– Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds
– Eliminate pet odors and stains
Maintenance
– Repair leaking taps and toilets
– Tighten door knobs and latches
– Repair cracked plaster
– Apply fresh coat of paint or touch up
– Clean and repair windows
– Oil squeaking doors
– Repair squeaking floor boards
Create Space
– Clear out all any clutter
– Store surplus furniture
– Clear kitchen counter and stove top
– Clear closets of unnecessary clutter
– Remove empty boxes or storage
– Put away personal photos so buyers can
envision the house as theirs


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 Working With a Broker vs. Selling it Yourself

Contact Joseph R DeLorenzo – jdelorenzo@townrealestate.com or 646-244-8555