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Selling Your Home? Cover Up These Eyesores

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When you try to sell your home, there are a few things you might worry about. You may have a few different features in your home that you consider eyesores. In fact, you might worry that a potential buyer will be completely deterred by something in your home.

What can you do? These are a few ways to eliminate eyesores people might notice when they take a look at your home as potential buyers.

Covers Holes and Cracks

Cracks and holes in the walls can create a lot of distractions for people interested in your home. The fix can involve painting, plaster, wallpaper, and other forms of coverage. Of course, this really only works for those cracks and holes that are superficial and do not pose foundational or structural issues for the home.

Replace Old Appliances

It is often wise to draw attention from appliances by ensuring they don't stand out. New appliances can make your home look clean and crisp, changing the entire perspective of those passing through to see if they can imagine themselves living in the home. Even if you are going to take the appliances with you, a new set can make a better impression.

Cover Thermostats

Most people expect to see a thermostat of some sort in the home, but if you are trying to sell your home, you may find that it can be a major distraction. One of the best ways to hide your thermostat is with artwork. Just make sure that the work isn't very personal, as it could pull people away from choosing to buy your home.

Put Trash Cans in Cabinets

While everybody has trash cans in their home, buyers may not want to see trash cans out in the open. During the buying process, it might be a good idea to place them in cabinets so that they cannot easily become a distraction.

Speak With a Real Estate Professional

Real estate professionals know the types of things that throw buyers off, and they are sure to let you know if they see something that might present a problem to those who stop in for an open house or another event.

Real estate professionals may provide you with the insight you need to cover any eyesores. It's easy to become oblivious to those things that other people might take notice of right away. Call a local real estate agent for help to sell your home as quickly as possible.