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                                                                HOME SELLING TIPS

Getting your home ready to sell could take alittle effort but will be well worth it when the offers come in.  A home that does not show well will NOT get good offers, buyers often will deduct for having to clean and do the small repairs themselves.  Something that may cost you a few dollars to do would reflect as thousands in the offer price, think about it.

We offer a few simple, low cost tips that you, the seller can do that will help boost your bottom line.

1)       One of the most noticeable yet economical improvements you can make to pre­pare your house for sale is brightening it up. A dark home will not show well. Buyers today like to bring the outdoors in and look for open space & light.  Often all a seller has to do is make simple touch-ups that can create very noticeable results.


  Ø  Clean all windows, inside and out


  Ø  Wipe all light fixtures with a rag and cleaning solution


  Ø  Keep curtains open; use as much natural light as possible


  Ø  Install new window treatments if yours are damaged


  Ø  General cleaning of walls, woodwork and switch plates goes a long way.


  Ø  Make the entry light and clutter free.


2) Carpets should be clean, vacuumed and completely smell-free.
    If the carpets are not faded or damaged, you may consider no more than a thorough sham­pooing of the rugs to improve the smell  
   (especially pet odor) and appearance. If the condition of the car­pet is poor or smells do not come out, you should consider replacing it
   with a neu­tral color.


3) Kitchens and bathrooms should received special attention:
      They receive particular scrutiny from buyers. An immaculate kitchen and bathrooms can result in a faster sale. They should be free
       of all clutter, fix loose knobs, fix the drips,  straighten up cabinets etc.  Make the kitchen and bathroom sparkle.


4) Electrical system:
     Make sure all of your light switches and overhead lights are in working order if not fix or replace them. These low cost items can have
     a very positive effect on the appeal of your home. If the problems are greater, call in a licensed electrician to examine all wiring and   
     make any neces­sary repairs.


5)  Plumbing System:
      Make sure all drippy faucets or pipes are repaired. Some easy jobs you can do yourself. If you’re not sure, call in a professional.


6) Fresh Paint works wonders.
    If your walls are in good condition, often you can get away with just retouching.  However, if the walls are dingy or have nicks or  
     holes in them, taking the time to repaint them now can pay off later. Also extremely bright colors are sometimes a turnoff to buyers.
    you may want to consider a tone down with neutral colors.


   The key to a great paint lob is in the prep work. You should plan on patching or repairing drywall in your house to cover nail holes,
   furniture nicks or damage cre­ated by children’s toys. Paint will not hide cracks and other defects in your walls, so you will need to
   spend some time up front to ensure that your paint job will look professional. Get rid of old stains in ceilings.


7) Staging the cheap secret to selling your home quickly and for more money.
   This often involves rearranging furniture and cleaning clutter.  Vacant homes can be more difficult to sell because most buyers have
    difficulty visualizing them­selves living in an empty house. 
      Simple Staging Tips:


Ø  Remove personal possessions, like photos, trophies and mementos


Ø  Tag or remove items not included in sale (i.e. chandeliers, plants, drapes)


Ø  Don’t forget the garage and cellar clean up oily floors, straighten tools and other equipment


Ø  Make rooms and closets look as spacious as possible, remove and store items if necessary.




Spencer Office:
270 Main St
Spencer, MA 01562
Ph: 508-885-3443
Fax: 508-885-6930

West Brookfield Office:
85 East Main St
West Brookfield MA 01585
Ph: 508-867-7064
Fax: 508-867-4214

Ware office:
109 West St
Ware MA 01082
Ph: 413-967-6326
Fax: 413-967-3074

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