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Value raising tips for FSBO

If you have plans to sell your home through FSBO – For Sale by Owner, following home selling tips may be quite useful

First of all how your house looks to potential buyers must be given great consideration. If you wish to put your house on sale in market, look at exterior of your house and see how appealing/ inviting it is to passersby. In case you don’t find it appealing the follow some of these tips to improve curb appeal of your house and get bigger rewards in terms of getting better deal. First impression is very important in case you are selling something this big. 'Halo effect' says that buyer assumes that in case you care for exterior look, you would certainly take care of interior look. Similarly if buyer looks granite/ expensive materials in kitchen, it is assumed that other home finishes would also be high-end

- Ensure that lawn is neat, clean and tidy. Don’t overlook this in hustle/ bustle of moving. Mow the garden, prune leaves, destroy weeds and add mulch to make it look presentable. Water and fertilizers may be given if required. You may also add shrubs or plants in order to make it more attractive.

- You may also add colorful flowers and it would immediately draw attention, simple as well as inexpensive way that gives your home an enticing look. Same color scheme must be used throughout the yard. Walkway may be lined with decorative containers. Your front porch also must be pretty looking.

- Giving attention to detailing is very important. Even the minor repairs must be fixed before putting your house on market. Check mailbox/ lighting fixtures/ fences/ doorways/ windows etc. if you wish to create that wow first impression. If prospective buyer notices broken/ damaged things outside, they might not willingly come inside the house. Check that locks are working properly. It may be a very embarrassing situation if you or your realtor is struggling hard to lock/unlock the door.

- Fresh coat of paint is another easy way to face-lift your house. In case of shortage of time/ money, just clean and touch-up paint (especially the front door) as required to freshen up and a significant difference may be noticed

- Roof is also a very important selling point. Ensure that shingles are intact/ repairs done and whole area must be clean and good looking. After that, check the gutters are clean and properly functioning.

- Outdoor recreation can help buyers envision themselves in the home. Temptation to want this particular garden may be raised using Porch swings/ patio furniture/ jungle gyms etc. in tip-top shape.

It is believed that exterior of a house has the ability to make or break a deal. Remove all the clutter and these simple tips may raise value of your house especially if you are planning FSBO.

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Alice is a freelance writer for Low Cost MLS Listing , a Flat Fee MLS company that specializes in placing For Sale By Owner (FSBO) properties on the Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for a low one time flat fee. Please visit Low Cost MLS to learn more about their services and the Flat Fee MLS packages they offer.

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