Saturday, November 8, 2014

Get Your Home Ready for the Market Place

At RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty, we are in the business of helping people buy and sell their home. In order to help you with the decision to sell, we’ve come up with a series of five articles…useful tips that will help you be prepared when selling your home. Check back here often for the next article in the series, and be sure to subscribe to our blog by email at the top right of this page.

Article Two of Five:

Often the first step in selling your home is making sure it's ready for the market in the first place. Some sellers rush a home onto the market without properly preparing it for the public. By considering early on improvements that you may need to make, you can save yourself future headaches.

The amount and kind of work that you should do depends largely on the price you intend to ask, the time you have to sell, and the current condition of the house. If your house is in good condition and you're pressed for time, do the small things that can make a big cosmetic difference. New paint, re-grouted tile in the bathroom and kitchen, new carpet in the major traffic areas-these are the kinds of things that can be relatively inexpensive for you yet important to potential buyers.

As far as major projects are concerned, avoid making improvements that may come down to a matter of taste. For instance, most buyers will appreciate newly tiled bathroom floors or brand new professional roofing, but not all buyers will be swayed by an expensive swimming pool in the back yard. Make sure that the investment in time and money you make for any project will be recouped in the sale of your house.

Our agents at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty would be more than happy to help you with any questions you have as you move towards the sale of your home. Our website at is also a great information resource for real estate. When you are ready to put your property on the market, our agents will see to it that it is marketed effectively. Please don't hesitate to call us at 218-963-9554 or email us at to ask about any of your real estate needs.

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