With low supply and high demand, the spring real estate market is off to a hot start. If you're thinking of listing your house, here are a few easy and inexpensive ways to make your home shine
A thorough cleaning is the single most important thing you can do. Scrub the fingerprints from your woodwork, disinfect and bleach any mildewed surface (be a zealot with bathrooms), clean the basement, box the miscellaneous, straighten all of the closets.
Even the most woebegotten house around gets a major - and we mean major - facelift from having the windows washed. Sparkling windows effect a fabulous change.
Remove the clutter from the countertops. Put away all of those appliances which you use twice a year. Not enough storage? Buy some freestanding shelving and use the vertical space.
Remove any old, worn, stained or smoky flooring.
Replace dim, low wattage light bulbs with 75+ watt bulbs. After all, it's now cleaner; it might as well be brighter and therefore more cheerful. We've never had buyers say, "How 'bout showing us something dark and dreary?" These things, folks, will cost you little or nothing and it means INSTANT equity.
Most of our clients who do these simple things wonder why they didn't do them for themselves earlier.
If you have any specific questions on prepping your home to make the best first impression, please call your Pinnacle Realtor at 781-237-5000.