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Home Makeovers That Sell: Quick and Easy Ways to Get the Highest Possible Price

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"You’ve done all you can to make sure you love your home -- but now that you’ve decided to sell, you need your potential buyers to love it even more. Home Makeovers That Sell offers everything from last-minute cleaning checklists and staging strategies to inexpensive improvements that will boost the market value of any home. This book illuminates exactly what factors determine a home’s value and which improvements will increase it the most. Based on his 25 years of experience as a real estate broker, Sid Davis provides systematic approaches

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Overview

"You’ve done all you can to make sure you love your home -- but now that you’ve decided to sell, you need your potential buyers to love it even more. Home Makeovers That Sell offers everything from last-minute cleaning checklists and staging strategies to inexpensive improvements that will boost the market value of any home. This book illuminates exactly what factors determine a home’s value and which improvements will increase it the most. Based on his 25 years of experience as a real estate broker, Sid Davis provides systematic approaches designed to get top dollar. You will learn how to:

Create curb appeal by replacing shrubs, repairing your fence, or refinishing the driveway.

Revitalize the two most important rooms in the house -- the bathroom and the kitchen -- by grouting, replacing fixtures, and refinishing cabinets.

Organize closets, basements, attics, and laundry rooms.

""Undecorate"" overly personalized rooms.

Prepare your home for an open house using accent lights, picture frames, and plants.

Get your landscaping in selling condition, including flower beds and trees.

Work with offers and counter-offers.

Identify essential repairs.

Complete with checklists, charts, and ideas to help you prioritize and budget your presale refurbishing and remodeling, Home Makeovers That Sell will ensure that you sell your home as quickly and profitably as possible."

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Editorial Reviews

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"From easy repairs to seemingly insurmountable projects, readers will discover sanity-saving advice.” -- Daily Citizen

Library Journal
Selling a house requires careful preparation. Davis (owner, Sid Davis & Associates; Survival Guide to Buying a Home) takes readers through the process, from determining a home's value to marketing it optimally to closing. As he explains, along the way sellers need to make their houses look the very best from the inside out (what's known as the curb-appeal factor), which may involve repairs, upgrades, painting, and/or a thorough cleaning. Davis covers whether to use a real estate agent or to sell by oneself. Also included is a section on offers and counteroffers, dealing with particular challenges and the pitfalls to avoid. Throughout, readers will find checklists, charts, and helpful web sites to assist owners in prioritizing and budgeting their presale preparations. Two appendixes deal with tax and financial considerations and the seven dumbest mistakes sellers make. Recommended for public libraries. (Index not seen.) Judith Klamm, Kansas City P.L., MO Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814473733
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,404,621
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sid Davis, owner of Sid Davis & Associates, has over 25 years of experience as a real estate broker and home renovator. He is the author of A Survival Guide for Buying a Home and Adding Value to Your Home, as well as numerous articles for national publications. He lives in Farmington, Utah.

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Table of Contents

"Preface

Chapter 1. Finding Your Home’s Highest Sales Price

Chapter 2. Take Control: Decluttering 101

Chapter 3. Cleaning for Dollars

Chapter 4. Repairs/Upgrades that Make or Cost You Money

Chapter 5. Upgrading Your Home’s Exterior

Chapter 6. Putting Your Landscaping in Selling Condition

Chapter 7. Showtime: Pulling It All Together

Chapter 8. Marketing Your Home for a Quick Offer

Chapter 9. Working with Offers and Counteroffers

Chapter 10. Solving Difficult Selling Problems

Chapter 11. Showcasing: How the Pros Do It

Appendix 1. Tax Aspects of Making Over Your Home and Selling It

Appendix 2. The Seven Dumbest Mistakes Sellers Make

Index"

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