Increasing The Appeal to Sell Your Home in Maryland 

Selling your home nowadays requires some "extra" factors to work on and to improve if the highest SOLD price is desired.
Of course, you want to make potentials buyers to be attracted to your home. What is important is where? and where you will get the biggest return on your investment (ROI) preparing your home for sale.

You have to look or view your home from a buyers perspective and remove any emotional value you put in your house.
There is a difference between a home and a house. 
You are selling your house and not your home

Does your home need to be repainted?
Do you need to replace your front door? 

It is my experience after participating on hundreds of home purchases and sales that first impressions determine how much you will sell your house for.

This is the list of important factors I would  address with you if I was listing your house for sale.

The Safety Factor:

Like it or not, this is where your first dollars should to go to>> Make your home complaint to codes and safety safe practices. This includes, handrails, smoke detectors, electrical plumbing issues to start with. 

The Clean Factor: 

Impression is very important, so you have to check out your home and do improvements in order to gain good impressions. " The Clean Factor" applies to the next please where you should spend your money. Pretend your mother in law is coming for a visit. . every day your house is active for sale.  Clean the interior as well as the  exterior. You want to give an impression that you have maintained your home and it is in good condition. 

Hoarding not allowed:  The way you live is no one else's business. . until your home is for sale. A good Realtor will be candid and honest if they see you have a problem here. 

Windows should also be clean, so you have to make sure to clean them or hire a window-washing service to make sure that the windows are efficiently clean and free from cobwebs and debris. 

The Cosmetics Factor:

This refers adding   home exterior decoration that can make a home appealing by planting flowers and hanging potted plants. Make sure to clean the gutter and mow the lawn in this important step.

If you have kids and pets. . simply, make it hard for someone to figure out that you have kids and pets in your house. Meaning all the toys put away and properly stored 

About your pets, make sure that they are in their proper places and never let them roam around your home, especially when potential buyers will come to visit. They maybe adorable. .but they are bad distractions to help you sell your home for the highest amount.

The Kitchen & Bathrooms: 

This perhaps is where the bulk of your money should go. No one wants to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and start using a dirty and outdated kitchen or bathroom.

You want it as clean as possible and I strongly recommend  to have it renovated as needed.

Appliances should be priority #1
Painting and removing old grout on floors and walls is strongly recommended.

My favorite place that makes a huge difference is replacing the faucets in the kitchen & bathrooms. Have you seen the newest models lately?. .I just recently purchased a kohler kitchen faucet for one of our listings and I can assure you that, they are amazing accents that could make any kitchen and bathroom shine at first glance. 

The best advice you should take from this article if you are selling your home is that working with a real estate agent can be helpful. but make sure to have the right one. Take time to find the one that has the right skills and experiences in order to make sure that he/she can help you out in selling your home in Maryland.

Fernando Herboso has 22 years experience as a real estate agent and broker in five states, and serves as a principal broker and consultant to other real estate professionals on using technology to improve their customer care, selling and  buying. an expert in general marketing and office management that has created a unique boutique company with record sales and raving fans.
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