Wayne and Oakland County home selling tips

Make your kitchen stand out

As a your realtor my goal is to help your home stand out.  We want home buyers to identify with your home.  We want the home buyers to like your home, decor, and how you maintained your home.  Yes all those items are important.  Let’s talk about each item.

Number #1 If buyers think your home has not been maintained then they will have worries about future repairs and costs that THEY MIGHT OCCUR.  So if your home has lots of little visual repairs it gives buyers doubts.  It may be a chance that the buyers are going to have costs and have to deal with even more repairs than what they can see.   So you can scare the buyers away by not doing the little repairs.

Number #2 Decor does matter.  My example is a realtor’s brother had a lakefront home in Commerce.  It was a 4000 square foot home that was in good shape, and a good layout.  The killer when they listed it was the brother had furniture that looked like it came out of a dorm room.  It was cheap furniture and scratched up.  It was an $700,000+ home but the decor made it look bad.  It took over a year to sell it.  It would have sold sooner with some changes.

Does your foyer stand out?

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Whether your home is in Wayne or Oakland County it does not matter.  Your home needs to look amazing and an eye catcher to the potential buyer’s.  My How to sell your home selling tips are suggestive tips to improve the attractiveness of your home if you really are serious about selling your home now or in the future.

How to stage your bedroom

1) Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. De-cluttering is an important part of getting your home ready to list.  Add color in the rooms. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a must.  Make your bedroom look relaxing.  Clean and neat

Flowers add a splash of color for curb appeal

2) Open the drapes up in the daytime Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and drapes so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.  Home buyers do not like dark dreary homes.  I can tell you that dark homes take longer to sell.  Even if you brighten the pictures on the internet, home buyers are disappointed when they walk in the house.  Turn on all the lights or add a lamp to make a dark room brighter.  You will be glad you did.

3.)  De-personalize your home.  Get rid of the collections.  Take down personal pictures.  Especially pictures of vacations.  You want home buyers to focus on your home not on what you did last year.

4) Most of the lawns and shrubbery around town look pretty amazing during the spring, summer, and fall. Lawns that have been fertilized look especially good.  You know whether your home looks over grown or unkept.  Spend the money to hire a landscaper to clean and trim up the yard.  Don’t spend a huge money on doing it.  Make it look good as inexpensively as you can.

5) Weed and then mulch all planting areas. Keep lawns freshly cut and edged. Remove all dead plants and shrubs. Add fresh mulch to the shrub beds.  Add some annual flowers in the beds or add some small pots of flowers in places that will add curb appeal.

Dining area

Ready to sell?  Give me a call on my cell (248) 310-6239 I can give you suggestions on what to do to improve your home without costing you a lot of money.  After all we are trying to give your home the biggest bang for the buck at the least cost.  It’s about the return on your money and the time you have to invest doing it.  As a realtor that knows all about what the buyers are looking for, and also how sellers view the work involved.  I know what helps when selling your home.  Remember it doesn’t matter whether it is in Livingston, Macomb, Washtenaw, Genessee, Wayne or Oakland County.  These tips will help you get more money for your home.  If you need information about buying a home once you do decide to sell your home log on to http://michiganrelocationguides.com.

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If you are thinking of buying a home but wondering if it is right for you read my Renting vs. Buying of all the pros and cons of owning a home.  It is an important decision you should not make likely.

Here are three different lake links on Lakefront Homes for sale on Island Lake, Bloomfield Twp MI, and Homes for sale on Union Lake  in West Bloomfield Michigan! and Pine Lake lakefront homes for sale in West Bloomfield  All three of these lakes are what I would call high end lakes. you are not going to find small cottages on these lakes for $200,000.  You are more likely to see them costing $500,000 and the will be many luxury homes on the lake that cost a million dollars.

Last I am going to touch on buyers indecision after you put in an offer.  What If I decide I don’t Want the Home talks about the consequences of backing out of a purchase agreement.  What could happen to you in court and what happens to the money you put down on the house.  It also tells you the ways that is legally possible to back out.

I hope you enjoyed the home selling tips.

Have a great day

Russ Ravary your metro Detroit realtor


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