One Simple Trick to Increase the Value of Your House

One Simple Trick to Increase the Value of Your House

There are many ways to increase the value of your house and if you are one of those people who judge people by the state of their home? Admit it, at one point or another, you have done it and thought to yourself, “Don’t these people clean their house?” Now that you are putting up your home for sale in Oakland County, Michigan, are you prepared to handle the feedback on “your” house?
Do you wish to know that one simple secret that can truly make a difference in how the potential buyer’s view your property and increase the value of your house?

Buyers See The Value of Your House

Buyers like to see the house spotlessly clean when they come for a tour. If you have kids, then you are bound to find some slimy gunk when you will start packing. The truth is, not every buyer will swipe their finger on a surface to find out if it is clean or not. However, you never know what is playing in the buyer’s head while they are touring your house. So, to be on the safe side, we have come up with a few cleaning tips that will help you not just convince the buyer that the house has been well maintained but also increases the value of your house:

Light Fixtures

Do the bulbs cast a weird and small shadow when you turn them on? It’s probably because of the dead bugs that have gathered in the light fixtures. The good news is that these are easy to clean. All the bulbs need is a good wipe and the fixture can be emptied with a feather duster.

The Toilet

Moving on to perhaps the dirtiest room in your home for sale in Oakland County, Michigan, bathroom is that one place that can change the buyer’s mind completely. Of course you clean your bathroom daily but what about the dirt that surrounds the bowl, the yellow line that has been in the bowl for years, and the chipped tiles around the toilet? A good scrub with a DIY solution of water and vinegar will help you get rid of all the stains, even the ones on the wall. As for the chipped tiles, why don’t you reset them using 9 Second Chip Fix?

Mirrors and Glass

Smudges on windows and other glass screens are the biggest turnoff. Cleaning the glass with a rag dipped in water will never make them spotless. Plus these signs show the buyer how careless you are. They might even imagine that if you don’t care about cleaning such a small surface then what other surprises will they encounter in the house.

Dust Collectors

Places such as where the TV is mounted, computer printer is kept, picture frames are hung, etc, collect a lot of dust. They give off a dirty appearance from far and make the buyer feel uncomfortable. You are probably thinking that a wipe with a cloth will do the trick but the dust will be back in just a few minutes. So, use the same DIY solution of water and vinegar, and clean such areas with a microfiber rag. Vinegar is not electrostatically charged, which means you don’t have to worry about the dust returning.

Cleaning and decluttering your house is a part of staging and inviting a buyer without any preparation is a sure way to tank the deal before it even begins. So, make sure that you clean the house all over the weekend and then do the finishing touches a few hours before the buyer arrives. Your next step is to find the perfect real estate agent, who knows how to market your home for sale in Oakland County, Michigan to the best. Visit Homes2MoveYou now or call me directly at 248-790-5594 and lets discuss the value of your house today!

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Top 9 Home Hacks Conquer Daily Novi Snags

Top 9 Home Hacks Conquer Daily Novi Snags

home hacks noviYou don’t have to be holding a showing or Novi open house to appreciate time-saving maintenance and organizational tips. Nowadays, many of these are being called home hacks,but no matter what you call them, when you find yourself repeatedly dealing with recurring cleaning and household organizational problems, simple shortcuts are what is called for.

9 Home Hacks to Ease Daily Novi Homeowner Hassles

Without further ado, here are 9 home hacks for Novi householders. I’ve noted them as briefly as possible so you can quickly spot familiar situations in your own household:

  1. Oil-stained garage floor? Some recommend sprinkling with cat litter—but it can get messy. Try Coca-Cola first!
  2. Don’t throw out those plastic clips that keep bread bags closed—label them with the names of the electronic devices plugged into the media center’s power strip. They’ll hang perfectly on the cords—and let you know which is which without unplugging (and triggering a date/time reset).
  3. When you are doing all the bedrooms at once for a showing or open house, you’ll be glad if you’ve kept the separate sheet sets in their matching pillowcases.
  4. Curtain rod hack ONE: Suspend a curtain rod from ceiling hooks near the washer/dryer. All you need is a bunch of coat hangers—and see how handily they organize the clean shirts!
  5. Curtain rod hack TWO: Too much cleaning stuff jammed together under the kitchen sink? Install another curtain rod near the top, and hang all the spray-nozzle-type bottles from it. Now there’s plenty of room for all the rest of the stuff below.
  6. Stubborn water spots on shower doors and mirrors? Use dryer sheets.
  7. If you’ve stashed family board games in storage containers, label them. It’s easy to forget how family board and card games can make family gatherings—but without labels, all those old games are out of sight and out of mind.
  8. Cleaning Novi properties that have lots of stainless steel appliances can be frustrating unless you’ve heard about using rubbing alcohol with a microfiber cloth. Always wipe with the grain.
  9. Tie a baggy with vinegar around a clogged shower head and leave it overnight— sometimes this actually works!)

These are nine of the “home hacks” that can save Novi householders time and frustration. Saving my Novi real estate clients both is part of my job description!

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