Seven Touch-Ups to Help Sell Your House

Posted on September 7, 2016 by

In the world of real estate investing, knowing the key elements to make your current or next deal ready to sell fast can add huge profits to your pocket. After all, time is money.

I have to stress real estate investing using REIA comps to see all the transactions in your market area is key. Quickly looking up prior sales, reviewing the previous listing can give you keys to the types of finishing touches that are most desirable for your market area. Here are the Seven Touch Ups which produce fast sales.

  1. Door Detail

    If you want buyers to come rushing to your door, make sure it’s well painted. A fresh coat of paint will make a great first impression. Stats show Red is the best color drawing excitement to the focal point of the dwelling. 

  2. Enticing Entrance

    Next up is the entrance foyer or hall, where prospects get their initial glimpse of the interior. At the very least, clean every surface and touch up areas where the paint shows marks or nicks. Better yet, put on a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint throughout.

  3. Bathroom Brush-Up

    Bathrooms and kitchens get special scrutiny from prospective buyers, so give extra attention to these rooms. Touch up as needed and put plenty of effort into the powder room, which many will visit during their tour of your home.

  4. Classy Kitchen

    Size does matter when it comes to the kitchen. If you want to make your kitchen look spacious, then paint the kitchen white or off-white. At the very least, remove food stains from the walls and conceal water spots by applying a coat of primer followed by some touch-up paint.

  5. Wow-Worthy Woodwork

    Check your woodwork. You can quickly touch up chipped or marred paint on chair rails and floor molding.

  6. Sweat the Small Stuff

    Inspect areas which have frequent contact with soiled hands. Window frames, door frames, edges of doors, and walls around light switches are the key culprits. If the areas are dirty, you may be able to clean them, assuming you used a glossier paint. If mild cleaners don’t work, then do some touch-up painting.

  7. Smooth Ceiling

    Water stains on the ceiling from old roof leaks are a huge red flag for prospective buyers. After making certain your roof is sound, be sure to prime and repaint these potential deal breakers.

Act now taking advantage of these powerful tips. Remember, REIAComps shows you all the recent transaction around the deal you have or are looking into.

Lastly, always use REIAComps to determine the best acquisition and ARV for every deal you look at. Don’t for one moment let someone tell you the value of a deal. Let REIAComps show you for yourself.

Mark JacksonMark Jackson is an appraiser, real estate investor and property valuation specialist who teaches others to get more out of their real estate investing business. In 1999, Mark founded an appraisal company and soon found his true gift was analyzing property values for real estate investors. Since 2000, has closed millions of dollars’ worth of his own domestic and international real estate transactions. Mark’s passions are: faith, family, golf and real estate.

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