Pam Handler - SELLING THE UNSELLABLE HOME

Obviously, a clean carpet is best. These options can help you keep costs low and still make a good impression.

OTHER FLOORING TYPES

No matter the material, if you have a floor that’s a little worse for wear, clean it thoroughly. Pay attention to special details that vary by the type of material. Take tiny steps until you find the right fix. Your hardwood floor can probably get by with a good waxing. Vacuum the joints where dirt accumulates. Refinishing is a last resort. Give tile floors a heavy scrubbing. Clean the grout joints in between the tiles. If that doesn’t work, have it re-grouted. In some instances, you might feel the only option is to replace flooring. Make this a last resort. You might be pleasantly surprised how some tender-loving care can make a floor shine! When these non-carpet flooring types need more than cleaning, consider repairs. However, in some cases, it’s cheaper to replace your floor than to have it repaired. If your current flooring is damaged beyond repair, you might have to replace it. When you do, consider less-expensive flooring options. For example, vinyl self-stick tiles are inexpensive, easy to install, and simple to replace when damaged.

BRIGHTENING YOUR HOME

Lighting is an essential element to update when prepping your house for sale. As with flooring, tackle lighting improvements by repairing what you can and replacing the worst fixtures.

The most important key to lighting is to be moderate and practical

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