It’s no news to homeowners that they make be taking a major loss on the sale of their home, especially if they bought their home at the peak of the housing bubble in 2005 or 2006. For homeowners that are barely about to break even or even homeowners who are making a profit, selling your home for top dollar is really ideal. (Honestly, who doesn’t like more money?) If you’re looking to get the most for your home, here are a couple great tips:

Paint and Floors – We all know that kitchens and baths sell houses. That’s great if you already have an amazing kitchen and beautiful bathrooms, or if you have an extra $35,000 to spend on your home just before selling it. For most homeowners, especially if your home isn’t in tip top condition, a new floor and a full paint out can make a major difference. Imagine walking in to a home with mismatched floors; some dirty carpets, some cracked tiles and other rooms with outdated parquet flooring. Floors can help pull a home together and can create an open, coherent space. Yes, you will be spending anywhere from $2,000-$5,000 before selling the home, but the difference will be astounding, and will enable you to sell your Baker real estate for top dollar. Paint has the same magical effect for a fraction of the cost. Sharp reds, awkward greens and bright pink children’s rooms can be a major turn off to buyers. Sure, as a seller you think, oh it’s a simple, inexpensive fix. You may even offer a painting credit to be added to the sales price, but still, no buyers. Buyers want a “move in ready” home, which literally means they can unpack their boxes and feel at home. While a simple coat of paint may not seem daunting to a seller, a buyer is thinking of a million other things at the time; like closing costs and inspections, school districts and moving costs. Giving a buyer just one more reason to stress is the last way to sell your home quickly, and for a great price.

Of course, fixing any small defects around the house can always help ease buyers into the idea of a buying your home, considering it’s one of the biggest investments they’ll make in their lives. You wouldn’t believe how far you could stretch $5,000 to cover the cost of repairs, flooring—even if you can only afford certain rooms, and paint. The results will be worth much more in money and time!

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