Don't Overlook These Small But Crucial Details When Selling Your Home

If you're looking to sell your home, it's important to pay attention to even the smallest details. As the saying goes, "the devil is in the details," and this is especially true when it comes to real estate. 

First and foremost, non-working lightbulbs are a major turn-off for potential buyers. It may seem like a minor issue, but burned-out bulbs can give the impression that you haven't put in the effort to maintain your home. This is easily remedied by replacing any bulbs or fixtures that aren't working properly.

Dusty light fixtures are another detail that can make a big impact. Over time, light fixtures can collect dust and dead bugs, and this can be a major turn-off for potential buyers. Take the time to remove all of your light fixtures and give them a good soapy clean to rid them of collected debris.

Dusty wall and floor vents are also important to clean. Unscrew your wall vents and pull up your floor vents, then run them under hot water to give them a good clean. Buyers always notice dirty vents, and it can give the impression that your home hasn't been well-maintained.

Dirty bathroom exhaust fans are another detail that can easily be overlooked. This is another 5-minute fix, so take the time to remove and run your exhaust fans under hot, soapy water to clean them. Buyers always look up in bathrooms and notice this, and they'll likely have comments if they're not clean.

Squeaky doors are another small detail that can make a big difference. Lubricate any squeaky doors or windows to ensure they operate smoothly and quietly. Don't let the one thing buyers remember about your house be the squeaky doors.

Dirty slider door jams are also important to clean. Nothing's worse than trying to muscle your way outside of a slider door that is caked with dirt and pet hair. Spend time cleaning the jam for ease of opening and to avoid sending a red flag to potential buyers.

Dirty windows are another detail that can be easily overlooked. Clean all windows inside and out to ensure they are free of streaks and dirt. Don't let your buyers be distracted by dirty windows.

Dusty ceiling fans can make a big impact. Nothing is worse than looking up and turning on a ceiling fan caked with dust. Take the time to clean your ceiling fans to avoid this issue.

Finally, dirty walls can also be a turn-off for potential buyers. Kids and pets can easily leave marks on walls, so take the time to clean them thoroughly. Buyers will notice dirt and handprints on walls, so it's important to take care of this detail.

If you're looking to sell your home in Hingham, Cohasset, or anywhere on the South Shore,  keep in mind that by paying attention to even the smallest details, you can make a big impact on potential buyers and ensure that your home sells quickly and for the best price possible.

When looking for a top realtor to help you sell your home, consider Darleen Lannon at Coldwell Banker. With years of experience in the South Shore real estate market, she can help you navigate the process of selling your home and ensure that you get the best possible results. Contact Darleen today at 617-899-4508 (text or call).

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