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In addition to needed repairs, there are also some simple, common-sense steps you can take to prepare your home for sale. The key is to spruce up rather than redecorate. That means repainting walls that look worn or shabby, repairing sagging porch steps or missing bathroom tiles and fixing a leaky faucet. You’ll also want to engage in a full clean up of the interior and exterior of your home so that it looks its best. As part of your clean up, one of the best steps you can take is to get rid of as much clutter as possible. This essential step will make your house and property look larger.
Since we all have very different tastes, it’s not advisable to embark on any expensive redecoration projects. No matter how much money you spend, there’s no guarantee that all buyers will like what they see. Small cosmetic repairs work best. It may be a good idea to resurface worn kitchen cabinets or paint, but don’t remodel your entire kitchen in hopes it will appeal to more buyers.
For most people, their home is their most valuable asset. If you have questions about selling a home or financing a new one, your local CPA can help. He or she has the answers to the financial questions facing your family.
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