Preparing Your House for The Holidays And The Market

Preparing for friend and family holiday gatherings is a lot of work.  Most of us host one or more events at our homes in November or December.  What you do now to prepare for the upcoming holidays can actually help set you up for success if you need to sell your home in early 2015!

Here are a few suggestions to help you maximize your efforts:

Declutter!  Schedule a few hours to clean out closets and donate clothes that you have not worn in the last year.  Clean out and organize your kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  Less is more!  It’s liberating to have less!  Buyers love an organized home that is free of clutter!

Clean!  Make your home sparkle!  Living in a home is different that showing a home.  Wipe down your kitchen cabinets.  Wash your windows.  Dust the woodwork.  Look at your home as if you were a buyer.  If you don’t have time to clean, hire someone.  It’s worth it!  Buyers want a move in ready, clean home!

Depersonalize!  We all have too many things sitting out.  Pack up your knick knacks, photo frames and DVDs.  Buyers need to visualize themselves and not you and your family in the home!  Start the packing process now! You’ll be glad you did when it is moving week!

Decluttering, cleaning and depersonalizing will get you ready for the holidays AND a successful home sale in 2015!

Call me for more expert advice to help you sell your home fast!

Jennifer McLean

317-518-2626

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm
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Curb Appeal Contest – First Impressions Matter

It’s time to do a quick check up on the curb appeal of your home!

First impressions matter.  Here are some easy ways to instantly improve your curb appeal:

  • Buy a new door mat
  • Update your front door hardware
  • Update your lighting fixtures
  • Paint your front door
  • Trim your bushes
  • Set out planters with flowers or mums
  • Hang an American flag
  • Sweep your sidewalk and driveway
  • Keep your lawn mowed and free of weeds
  • Replace your old mailbox
  • Purchase new house numbers

Email me a before and after picture of your one day curb appeal check up results at jmclean@c21scheetz.com by August 31st.

Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Lowes!

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm
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Now is the time to sell!

Did you know that Indianapolis metro home inventory is at a 10 year low, while prices are at a 10 year high!  If you are thinking about selling your home, now is the time to sell!

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm
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