Other Buyer & Seller pages
Buyers Finance Options
Mortgage Qualifying Worksheet
Home Inspection Checklist
Useful Tips on
Selling Your Home
To Paint or Not to Paint, and Flooring
Walls and Painting
Check all the ceilings
for water stains, whether the leak is caused by plumbing or a faulty
roof. Find the leak and repair it and make sure a proper job is done.
Nothing irritates a buyer more than finding out - after the fact - about
plumbing or roofing leaks. They will be talking about calling a lawyer
faster than your car engine starts when you turn the ignition key.
If a water stain is left
after something you have already repaired, do the cosmetic work necessary
to improve the desirability of your home. That means painting.
You may have to paint
anyway, especially if dirt has accumulated in spots or you have an
outdated color scheme. Painting makes a home look fresh and new on the
inside and never fails to impress.
Painting can be your
best investment when selling your home. It is not a very expensive
operation and often you can do it yourself. Do not choose colors based on
your own preferences, but based on what would appeal to the widest
possible number of buyers. You should almost always choose an off-white
color because white helps your rooms appear bright and spacious.
Carpet and Flooring
Unless your carpet
appears old and worn, or it is definitely an outdated style or color, you
probably should do nothing more than hire a good carpet cleaner. If you do
choose to replace it, do so with something inexpensive in a fairly neutral
Repair or replace broken
floor tiles, but do not spend a lot of money on anything. Remember, you
are not fixing up the place for yourself. You want to move. Your goal is
simply to have few negative impressions upon those who may want to
purchase your property.
<< Sellers Tips
Windows & Doors >>
ABOUT US | ALL
MLS LISTINGS |
TIPS | AREA LINKS |
CONTACT US |
and Ginger Johnson800 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, New York 14701
Fax: 716-484-2394 Cell:
716-450-2110 Home: 716-386-2110
website maintained by
Computer Consultants of WNY