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Get Your Home Ready for Sale with These Great Tips

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Thinking about selling your home? Before putting it on the market, you'll need to get it ready! Follow the advice of these 9 Top Western Massachusetts REALTORS…


From REALTOR Diana Adair

·     Hire a professional cleaner.

·     Wash the windows.

·     Consider staging an empty home. If possible, meet a stager and learn some of their tricks with your own furnishings.


From REALTOR Melissa Brunt

·     Paint interior walls.

·     Remodel old bathroom(s).

Curb appeal/exterior face lift (paint front door, add some plants).



From REALTOR Paula Davitt

·     Improve curb appeal-anything seen from exterior.

·     Clean, clean, clean and all clutter removed.

·     Get rid of any water problem in the basement.


From REALTOR Carrie Duda

·     Paint, paint, and paint!


From REALTOR Jennifer Gross

·     Wash the windows.

·     Paint your basement floor.

·     CLEAN!


From REALTOR Brian Megliola

·     Fresh Paint inside (neutral).

·     Curb Appeal - Pretty up the front of the house.

·     Replace - old dirty fixtures in bathrooms (lights and faucets).


From REALTOR Phil Pless

·     Paint the front door.

·     Paint the exterior.

·     Hire a professional cleaner.


From REALTOR Christina Postera

·     Rip out the carpet. Today’s buyer does not want to remove wall-to-wall carpet.

·     Take down wallpaper. Wallpaper is outdated and makes the home appear dated.

·     Refinish the floors and add a fresh coat of paint - It will be worth the investment.


And from REALTOR Lacie Banks

·     Replace the front door and the garage doors, especially if they are facing front and center. They are the first thing that buyers notice.

·     Buyers especially appreciate even minor improvements found in a kitchen or bathroom because remodeling those areas is very disruptive to everyday life compared to other areas of the house, and many of those improvements require a variety of contractors that often have to be coordinated in the right order.

·     Replacing formica laminate countertops with a solid surface material such as granite or quartz makes a huge difference that buyers will notice. Scrub the kitchen cabinets clean, retouching the finish to hide wear and tear, and add new hardware to the cabinets.

·     A seller will reap the benefits of even a minor bathroom remodel, such as replacing the vanity, sink and faucet, installing modern light fixtures, and replacing vinyl flooring with tiles.


If you’re thinking of selling your home, make sure to contact one of the above Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS (just click on their name!) for a professional, complementary market analysis of your home.

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