Tips for Improving Homes for sale in Murrieta

by | Apr 2, 2012 | Home Improvement


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Enhancing your home for sale in Murrieta for maximum impact of potential buyers is always on the mind of anybody listing property for sale. The problem with this internal question though is that many home owners and even realtors tend to overthink this issue, spend way too much money and time on it and will traditionally not get a positive return on their investment in regards to the purchase price of their home.

One thing needs to be answered quickly here though; you need to make sure you house is presentable all the time once you’ve listed it. The level of how presentable should be answered by your realtor as there are many things to consider when you list your home. But, to simplify the process on preparing your home for sale in Murrieta, here are a few tips for enhancing your houses interior which will not cost too much, but still make a big impact to the people who matter most – the buyers.

You can enhance your home interior by doing the following:

1. Give every room a complete and thorough clean. This includes removing any clutter, getting rid of empty boxes, and organizing the room to the maximum potential. Think about this question; “What would I want to see in a home I was going to buy?” By removing all the clutter and organizing the rooms in your house, it will appear that your home has more ‘space’ and is more ‘livable’.

2. Hire a professional carpet cleaning service to steam clean your carpets prior to listing your house. One of the first things people notice about a house is the carpet and it’s ‘condition’. By steam cleaning your carpet, you’ll have clean ‘appearing’ floors and it will enhance the interior.

3. Remove items from counters which clutter up the space and remove any items you don’t use frequently. Another turn-off for new home buyers is clutter and waste-of-space. The best thing you can do is remove anything from your visible space which will seem in the way.

4. Repaint any soiled or damaged walls a neutral shade if possible. New home buyers are usually very picky about the condition of the walls in the homes they buy; even if they are planning on painting anyway. This is especially important when there is any damage to walls, a lot of holes in the walls from nails, screws and wall hanging items.

5. Repair any cracks, damage or holes in the plaster, wallpaper, wall-board, paint and tiles in the interior of your house. This should be done prior to listing your house as again, the appearance of damage will leave a negative feeling in the minds of potential buyers.

6. Replace any broken, damaged, cracked window-panes, molding and any other wood-work. This also includes inspecting and repairing any leaks in plumbing, any damage to heating and cooling systems and even the alarm if you have one in your home.

7. Repairing cracks, holes or damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

8. Finally, make sure the kitchen is clean, neat and straight, but don’t go all out and redesign your kitchen.

Making these small and inexpensive adjustments to homes for sale in Murrieta will increase your value, and leave a positive impression on any potential buyer of your property.


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