Merry Silbaugh, RE/MAX Sun Properties Outlines Top 5 Tips for Selling a Home

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With national home sales soaring, RE/Max Sun Properties Realtor Merry Silbaugh has outlined the top five tips for selling a home.

Merry Silbaugh

Trim the landscaping. Pay attention to your front door - add new door hardware and new paint. These simple items typically return more in sale value, than their cost.

“To increase the chances of selling your home, there are a few things you can do,” said Silbaugh, who also pointed to the fact that existing home sales in July climbed for the third straight month to hit their highest pace since before the recession, buoyed by strong sales in single-family properties.

Merry’s first tip is for a seller to be aware of the fact that curb appeal sets the tone for all that follows. “Trim the landscaping. Pay attention to your front door - add new door hardware and new paint. These simple items typically return more in sale value, than their cost,” Silbaugh said.

Her second tip is to get rid of odors. “There should not be any odor really. If you want something pleasant, be sure that it is faint,” she stressed, before adding that her third tip is that “the home should be squeaky clean, including the windows and screens, in addition to having the carpets cleaned.”

Number four is get rid of all clutter. “Reduce accessories, clear counters, possibly remove some furniture,” she said. “Less is more. Think model home.”

Lastly, make sure the home is light and bright. “Turn on all lights, open blinds and remove sunscreens,” Silbaugh said. “Implementing these five tips will help sell any home.”

About Merry Silbaugh, RE/MAX Sun Properties
Whether one has residential real estate needs, leasing needs or income property needs, Merry Silbaugh has a total commitment to providing excellent service throughout the real estate transaction. For more information, please call 602-617-3245 or visit the office at 16704 East Avenue of the Fountains, #101, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

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