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Tips on Getting Your Las Vegas Home Ready to Sell

Every Las Vegas home has both desirable and undesirable features. Put yourself in the buyer’s position. If were looking to buy this house, what would you think? Make a checklist of both the good and the bad, and plan to deal with each constructively.

The desirable features must be accentuated! 

These features could include the floor plan, landscaping, architecture, upgrades, décor and energy usage, to name a few.  Here are a few suggestions:

Display the brilliance of the floor plan by arranging furniture appropriately.
Emphasize your favorite wall with the right paint colors and wall hangings.  All paint should be neutral in color.  Consider taking down the pictures on the family wall and replacing them with something eloquent.  Depersonalizing your home will appeal to the masses!
Highlight the energy star rating by leaving several utility bills on display.  A perspective buyer cannot overlook the idea of saving money on utilities.
Stress good lawn care by picking up all trash, replacing dead plants and grooming well.  Remember your landscaping will be part of a good first impression. 

The undesirable features must either be remedied or veiled!

If you are not crazy about some features, prospective buyers will feel the same way.  You should strive to make them fall in love with the rest of the house. More often than not, a buyer will overlook a few items they don’t care for in order to have the ones they cannot live without. Here are a few suggestions:

Remove all clutter.  Any unnecessary items should be sold or stored.  “He is no fool who sells that which he does not want to move.”
Clean the house.  All faucets should be shined, floors spotless, closets and cabinets organized.

Turn on the houses charm with these options:

Place fresh cut flowers on display.
Put pleasant air fresheners throughout the house.  
Make sure the houses temperature and lighting are precisely right.  
After all that, get a second opinion. Your Realtor® will be a good source.  Also ask a friend or relative what they think. Ultimately, it will be the buyer’s opinion of your house that matters most, so glean criticism from other sources.

Welcome Home Nevada real estate agents are experienced at giving Las Vegas homes the best first impression! Contact us today.

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