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How to Command a Higher Price when Selling Your Home

Posted by Milana Cizmar on August 25, 2015



You have started preparing your home for sale and of course you want to sell it for the highest amount your house can get. But have you considered, a large house with a choppy floor plan and small rooms can feel less spacious than a smaller home with an open floor plan? A clean, well-maintained and spacious home is not only more marketable, but can often command a higher price. Here are some tips to visually create more space:


  • Position mirrors in the right places to make a room appear larger. Make sure the mirrors reflect what you want to see more of, such as a favorite painting or a lovely window.
  • Choose a light color scheme to help open up a room. White, cream, pearl gray, or soft yellow seem more inviting and open because they reflect light.
  • Clear out the clutter. Keep decorative objects to a minimum. Porcelain figurines are distracting and can be easily broken. Pick up newspapers and magazines. Put away–or pack away–unnecessary items from counter tops in the kitchen and baths. Clutter can make rooms seem smaller than they are.
  • Minimize the amount of furniture you have in each room. Either sell it or store it away.

Part of my expertise is in helping sellers get their home ready for the market. I’d be happy to stop by and share some thoughts with you on how you can stage your home to obtain top dollar. Please feel free to call or email if I can help you further.

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