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How to Get Every Dollar From the Sale of Your Home...Part 2

Here are a few more tips to help reap additional profits when you sell your home.

Here are a few more tips to help reap additional profits when you sell your home.

Make a Bare Wall Beautiful

Wallpaper is inexpensive, quick and easy to do! The right wallpaper can brighten the room or hallway and bring it back to life. Be careful to choose something with a neutral design or pattern, remember you’re trying to move out. Feature walls also add the same effect. Consider painting one wall in your lounge room or living area in a different color – you will be amazed at the effect.

Bring Old Floors Back to Life!

Nothing turns off a potential buyer quicker than dull, dingy looking floors. Whether you have linoleum, wooden or tiled floors do whatever you can to make them shine again! For glossy wooden floors, either rent a floor machine and do it yourself or, if it’s in your budget, hire a professional. If you have carpeted floors you should either have the carpet steam cleaned or install new carpeting. This may sound expensive but new carpeting can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home.

Add Attractive Plants

Having plants in the house is not only healthy for you but you create a warm feeling with them. Many indoor plants are far less expensive then you might imagine. Attractive pots such as ceramic, brass or even designer plastic will add a designer flair to your home. Hanging plants such as Boston ferns are inexpensive, easy to care for and would go great in your new home wherever you move.

Adding a Room Without Calling in the Contractor!

This simple but seldom used technique, can give a buyer the feeling there are more actual rooms in your house. Floor to ceiling room dividers are inexpensive and simple to install. When a buyer walks through your home, they will generally count the rooms in a subconscious manner. Each room will present an emotional response as they walk through your home. By dividing and designing each side of your room, you create a "separate room" feeling in the potential buyer. It may sound crazy but it works!

Clean Up the Bathroom

Give your bathroom a face-lift if needed: fresh paint, decorative moldings, tile grout, new designer faucets are all attractive eye catchers.

What is That Smell?

The sense of smell can stimulate an emotional response to a showing. Strategically placing fresh scent devices throughout the home will be pleasant to the nose of any potential buyer. Smell of coffee brewing, baked bread or cookies is always very inviting and can often do the ‘trick’ of making a house feel like a home.

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