Tuesday, January 12, 2010


By Jennifer Behnke

Selling your home can be a stressful experience, but if you plan ahead, you can set the stage and make your home a buyer’s dream. Here are some tips for doing so:

Most people buy a new home because they’ve outgrown their existing one, and it is your job to show them that your home has all the
space they’ll need. To make your home look as spacious as possible, eliminate excess furniture. Also clean out storage areas, including closets, drawers and the garage. Take every opportunity to create a wide-open look.

If you start now your home should be free of clutter by the time you put it
on the market.

After all the spaces are clear, neutralize each room with a fresh coat of light-colored paint such as tan or beige. Neutral colors tend to appeal to a wider range of prospective buyers. It is also important to get all of your
home’s mechanical systems serviced and in proper working order. This includes the air-conditioning, plumbing and electrical system.

Finally, have your home inspected by a professional before you put it on the market. This will alert you of any potential problems that may arise during a buyer’s inspection.

If you have any questions, call me - Jennifer Behnke, Jack Bradley Realty Co. 419-898-0285. As your real estate representative, I am here to help you with all your buying and selling needs in Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Fremont, Clyde, Gibsonburg, Helena and surrounding areas.