down that crowbar and call Diana first!
An expensive renovation can turn into a white elephant. A consultation
with Diana Chaplin will inform you of what improvements will increase
the resale value of your property. With her knowledge and experience,
you can confidently make a wise investment in home improvement.
a good impression
A positive first impression is essential for a successful sale. Things
like sweeping and weeding the sidewalk and painting the fence will
give viewers an inviting first look at your home. You can even get
permission from your town to paint a fire hydrant in front of your
Everything about the property should be clean and well-maintained.
Cultivate a healthy garden or lawn. Clean all the windows and repair
trim. Washing the siding is also a good idea. A fresh coat of paint
can be a superb investment. The condition of the roof says a lot
about the general condition of the home. Replace broken and missing
shingles. Repair any damaged flashing and paint the eaves and fascia
boards. If the roof is old, replacing it may be a good idea.
The interior should appeal to all of a buyer's senses, although
there is no accounting for taste. It should also provide a neutral
atmosphere in which buyers can visualize their own living space.
Every room should be thoroughly clean and awash with light. Windows
curtains and blinds open. Eliminate clutter. You might want to update
some light fixtures. Put baking soda in the refrigerator and the
cat box. While pungent cooking aromas should be avoided, the smell
of fresh flowers or freshly baked cookies are a bonus. Get rid of
odors such as those from tobacco, pets, chemical cleaners, or garbage.
"New house smell" from fresh wall paint or wood finish
is appealing. A quiet, tranquil home is most attractive to buyers.
noisy machinery, or loud children disrupt the peaceful atmosphere.
rules and regulations
If you are selling your property, there are a variety of regulations
you must follow. You should also be aware of codes pertaining to
renovating your home. Below are some links to this kind of information: