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Pressure wash driveway and any decks – You probably haven’t noticed just how much dirt has slowly accumulated on your driveway and deck over the years – but trust me: it’s not clean. Having a pressure washed driveway and deck is inviting and can be one of the first things potential buyers see when walking up. First impressions are everything – so make sure your first impression shines and reflects the quality of life they’ll find inside.

New mailbox – The mailbox is often overlooked as a trivial part of the home- but having a brand new mailbox is another simple and inexpensive way to show potential buyers that the house is fresh and updated. A creative mailbox will also help distinguish the home from the hundreds of other homes on the market.

Fresh mulch, grass, or plants outside – Landscaping is a small cost, yet is one of the most important things to do to help sell a house. The good thing is it generally just requires some sweat equity and an afternoon to turn a boring front lawn into a beautiful work of art.

Spray and plug-in air fresheners – I’m sure you’ve heard the claims before – the human sense of smell can trigger powerful emotions in a potential buyer. A fresh scent signifies “new” – which everyone loves! Additionally, a good smell can hide the old smell of the house, if there was any.

Photo use professional photos and video to sell your house!

Keep it free of clutter – If you are trying to sell a property that is not vacant, it’s important to clear away the clutter. By getting rid of junk and putting all your extra stuff in storage, you bring out the beauty of the room and help the room look larger, cleaner, and all around awesome. Additionally, by clearing out the clutter, people can better picture their personal items in your house.

Price it right from the start – So you don’t miss out on a potentially qualified buyer.

Drop Your Price – Don’t hold on to a high price if you aren’t getting any offers. Drop your price quickly and accept that your original price may have been wrong.

Stage a Neighborhood Clean Up Day – This probably won’t work… but you never know! Encourage your entire neighborhood to clean up their properties on a given day … maybe even give each person a gift certificate for the local dump.

New pulls on Kitchen cabinets and drawers – Replacing the pulls handles on kitchen cabinets and drawers gives an overall new appearance when you sell your house.

Get rid of heavy window coverings –  Open light and airy is the way to go to sell your house.

Trim bushes and trees – To give the house a nice clean curb appeal.

Paint the house – A crisp new natural color will go a long way when your ready to sell your house.

Clean or replace flooring –  This make huge difference and your return on investment is great.

Put away and pack up your personal hanging art and photos.  Again the buyer will have to picture their furniture in this house. That is really much easier done with a half empty room. So remember less is always best for this reason to sell your house.

Lastly if you know something is broke –  Go ahead and get it repaired sooner than later.  Take care of any water marks inside the house. That is a big no for lots of buyers. It gives the impression of a not so well maintained home.