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6 Things Top Realtors are Doing to Sell Their Listings in Less Than 30 Days

Bella Tucker porch Before

Bella Tucker Porch After


#1: Curb appeal

Look at these amazing before and after pictures. A little paint and some TLC can make all the difference.

Start from the outside because if they don’t like what they see when they drive up, they may not want to go in. Your home’s exterior is the buyer’s first impression.

  1. Remove any dead plants, trim overgrown bushes and trees, and get rid of any clutter in the yard
  2. Add flowers for a punch of color
  3. Consider painting and adding new hardware to the front door.
  4. Pressure washing the home’s exterior
  5. Adding a fresh coat of paint can also help increase curb appeal.
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#2: Fix Minor Repairs

Sometimes small home repairs are the simplest to fix and the most overlooked.

  1. Fix broken screens. Click Here to see how
  2. Missing switch plates. (buy them at your home improvement store for about $1 each)
  3. Repair water stains on the ceiling. Click Here to see how
  4. Holes in the walls.

Make a list of anything that’s visible and get it taken care of immediately.

Tina Kitchen beforeTina's Kitchen after #3

#3: Update Kitchens and Bathrooms

Complete kitchen upgrade with JUST PAINT!

Kitchens and baths are the most expensive upgrade and the most important feature in your home.

The good news is you can give your kitchen and bathroom a fresh new look without breaking the bank.

Hire a professional Faux Finisher. (Artzy Fartzy Creations can help you get the look you want at a fraction of the cost of a remodel)

  1. Consider painting the countertops in a faux granite
  2. Paint cabinets instead of re-facing them
  3. Install new hardware on the cabinets or paint the ones you have
  4. Update appliances. You don’t want a black refrigerator, white stove and the dishwasher from 10 years ago. Consider Faux Stainless steel instead of replacing appliances. See how you can get the look you want without buying new appliances.

#4: Paint

When people come into a house, they look at are your walls–first impressions are most important. Paint is an inexpensive way to transform any room. To neutralize your home’s décor, paint with “Whites, tans, very light neutral earthy tones and light grays are appealing to the eye they make people more comfortable. Stay away from dark or bright colors. Don’t forget the trim, a fresh coat of semi gloss white paint on all the doors, molding and floor boards will make a huge difference.

Declutter beforeDeclutter after

#5: Declutter and Clean

  1. Don’t forget to remove all family photos, trophies and collectables that are on display, as well as any other personal items and clutter. Save it, store it, sell it, chuck it or give it away — you have to clean out your house.
  2. Neatly stack books on shelves, and make sure shelves aren’t overflowing. Also, remove any religious or political items that may be on display.
  3. When cleaning, don’t forget about your windows, ceiling fans and window blinds. Bright, open rooms with a lot of light are today’s trends. Consider replacing heavy curtains with lighter sheers to make rooms brighter.
  4. Experts suggest making sure all your lights work and replacing outdated lamps and fans. “You don’t want people turning on lights and they don’t work.
  5. Make sure any grout or caulking around bathroom tiles and countertops is clean.
  6. Carpets should be cleaned and replaced if they’re old and worn. Since hardwood floors can add value to a home, make sure they’re polished and maintained.
  7. Don’t forget to clean the garage and paint the floor if needed.
  8. You may want consider hiring a professional organizer. Tip Top Organizing

SandraBedroom BeforeSandra Bedroom after

#6: Stage Your Home

Arranging your furniture to make rooms appear larger is the key to a quick sale. Hiring a professional stager could help position your home for sale. “Staged® Homes are more appealing and are recognized as the best properties to see,” says expert Sandra Holmes. You’re going to have to pack and move once you sell the house so why not start now?


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Cheryl Phan6 Things Top Realtors are Doing to Sell Their Listings in Less Than 30 Days