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Getting You Home Ready to Sell

by The Pat Wattam Team

Spring is finally here - as evidenced by the storms we had last week!!  If you are thinking about selling your home, this is the perfect time to prepare the outside of your house.  This is an area a lot of sellers skimp on but if you don't have the curb appeal to attract the buyers then they will never see what a great house you have inside!!  The the Baton Rouge Real Estate Market, and surrounding areas, the buyers have plenty of homes to choose from.  They will pass your house up if the outside isn't inviting.

Unless you have a green thumb, go to your local garden center and get advice on what flowers to buy - find some that bloom a lot and don't require a lot of maintenance!  Of course, this would be a good time to put in an inexpensive sprinkler system which would also make a good selling point.  When choosing the flowers, you want to have enough to be noticed, but not so much that it looks like caring for them will be a lot of trouble to the new buyer! 

Once you have the front looking inviting, remember, after the buyers look inside your home, one of the last places they look at is the back yard.  i see so many people who have a beautiful front year, then no landscaping in the back!!!  That doesn't leave the kind of last impression you want!  A easy way to dress up the back yard is to fill large pots with flowers.  The plastic pots that look like clay are great, inexpensive. I tend to kill plants because I busy and forget to water them!  When you have them in pots, you just throw out the old and put in some new ones (better pick inexpensive flowers if you are doing this!!)!  Also, you might want to get ride of your old patio furniture and get the new stuff you will want for your new house - just get it now so that it helps make a great last impression on the buyers!!

And, as always, if you need me to look at your house to help determine what needs to be done to get it ready for market, just give me a call!

Make Your House Stand Out!

by The Pat Wattam Team

It's time to think about selling the house.  Where do you start?  At the front, of course!!!  A house with excellent curb appeal will bring in the buyers AND, if you have really beautiful landscaping, it can help bring in a higher offer.  "Why?" you may ask.   Think about it, it's like the wrapping on a package.  If you have two packages with the exact same gift inside but one with pretty wrapping and one with no wrapping, which one do you PERCEIVE to be more valuable?  It's the same with houses. 

Neat flower beds with fresh mulch and some colorful plants can make a drab time of year - well, prettier!!!  Prune the trees, edge the walks and you are ready to go.  Oh, don't forget the backyard too.  It is pretty strange when you see a house with a beautifully landscaped front yard and then nothing in the back!!!

Now, if you have done your job well, and you have people wanting to view your home for sale, you better make sure the inside looks as good as the outside!!!  More about this later!

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Pat Wattam
RE/MAX First, Independently Owned and Operated
4750 Sherwood Common
Baton Rouge LA 70816
Office Direct: 225-298-6900
Office Main: 225-291-1234
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RE/MAX First
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Main: 225-291-1234

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission