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If you’re considering selling your Mammoth Lakes home, you’ve probably gotten an earful of advice from anyone you’ve talked to. People often suggest expensive upgrades, costly renovations or pricey professional opinions, but this might not be the best use of your money.

You can sell your home quickly without doing a bunch of fancy fixer-upper projects. Here’s what I suggest to increase your home’s appeal to a wide variety of buyers without breaking the bank.

Improve the curb appeal.

It’s just as important to stage the outside of your Mammoth Lakes condo or house as the inside. If you’re selling a house, make sure the snow removal is well-managed in the winter and the landscaping well cared for in the summer. Consider pressure washing or even painting the exterior to make the best first impression. Clean all windows, doors and decks. If you’re selling a condo, freshen up the entry by cleaning the front door, putting out a new welcome mat and making sure the area leading up to the condo is free of clutter.

Lighten up the place.

Open all the windows, replace any burnt-out light bulbs, and consider adding outdoor lighting if you have a deck or patio. Sunlight pouring in makes a home feel airy, and interior lights give it a cozy glow. Keep your home lit until you go to bed in case potential buyers are driving or walking by. It’ll look cheery instead of dark, gloomy and vacant.

Store any unnecessary furniture and personal objects.

Less is more when it comes to showing your home — less to distract buyers and less for you to keep clean. Move any overly crowded furniture, and pick up any knickknacks, stacks of books, and kids artwork. Store it all while showing your house. Avoid stuffing things in closets since these will be shown to potential buyers too.

Give the inside a fresh coat of paint.

A new coat of paint freshens up any room, but stick to neutrals like warm grays and tans. Before choosing a color, make sure it looks good with the existing lighting in your home. If you painted any rooms in bright colors, consider repainting them with neutral colors. You don’t want buyers to get diverted from seeing the potential of your home by focusing on things they immediately want to change.

For more tips on selling your home, check out my Ultimate Home Seller’s Guide, or give me a call at (760) 914-4664.

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