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A Orlando Florida Valentine for Your House

February 5th, 2010 by tisner

Top Ways to Make Your Orlando Florida Home Buyer Friendly for Little or No Money

valentine 3Valentine’s for Orlando Florida

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to ‘feel the love’ – for your home. Now is the time to start assessing ways you can make your house look more attractive to potential buyers as you get it ready to put on the market. Surprisingly there are many ways to make what you already have more attractive for little or no money.

1.  De-clutter
Go from room to room with your goal to reduce what is in the room by one-third to one-half. Buyers respond to a house that looks and feels spacious, airy, and appears to have room.  Remove everything from papers and magazines, to bulky, over-sized furniture. Whatever detracts from that particular room as an attractive living space should go – pack it, store it, or sell it, but make sure it is gone and out of sight.

2. Clean
Buyers also respond to that shine that can only be gotten by a little elbow grease. This means cleaning the baseboards, buffing the floors, wiping down the lighting fixtures, and dusting the furniture. Sparkling windows and clean counter-tops say that you love this home and you know someone else will too.

valentine3. Easy access
If you live in the part of the country where it is snowy, shoveled paths and driveways must be ready to receive visitors. Remove anything that makes the entrance and access to your home unattractive and impossible. Take down the holiday lights and invest in good lighting around the entrances to your home.

4. Landscape
While this might not be the time for gardening for most of the country, check your landscape and remove any fallen tree limbs, leaves, and lawn clutter. As soon as Mother Nature cooperates, plan on pruning shrubs, and painting and repairing any fencing around the yard.

5. Basement and Garage
Finished or unfinished, both the basement and the garage need to be as clean and de-cluttered as the rest of the house. Make sure the furnace and hot water tank are accessible and dust free. Air these areas out and make sure that they do not smell or appear to be damp or moldy.

valentine 26. Make a List
Make a list of all those small repairs you have been putting off. Either get busy fixing them or call in the experts and get quotes. Use the money from a spring garage sale and recycle it back into getting these repairs done as soon as possible.

7.  Paint
A fresh coat of paint put on with some attention to detail can make a room appear fresh and brand new. Now is the time to use whites, neutrals, and a glossy black to give everything that ready-to-move-in look.

With a consistent plan of attack, you can get your home ‘house proud’ in a matter of four to six weeks – just in time for the Orlando spring market!

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Teri Isner, CIPS, CRS, GRI
Keller Williams At-The-Lakes
66 Riley Road
Celebration, Fl 34747

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