Selling Your Home in Idaho
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Pro Tips for Selling your Home in Idaho
How to Stage your Home when Selling
Staging your home may require quite a bit of effort but it will greatly improve the type of offers you may receive from buyers who appreciate the perfected condition of your home.
Rent a storage unit
Deposit all excess junk, furniture, clothing, and unnecessary items. Remove 50% of all items from table tops, dressers, and counters.
Clean, clean, clean
Deep clean all bathrooms, appliances, carpets, walls, and windows. Buyers are drawn to spotless homes that smell clean.
Empty, then organize Closets
The buyers will feel the home had more room for their belongings.
Open all of the Blinds
Buyers love a lot of light. If some areas of your home are dark, add a lamp and leave all the lights on.
Remove Personal Items
Remove all personal pictures from walls, dressers, and mantels. Buyers want to decide where their family portraits with be placed.
Arrange the furniture to provide a spacious feeling. Consider removing furniture from rooms that are too crowded. Remove any furniture that looks old and tattered.
Consider adding fresh or silk flowers to a dining or living area.
Check for peeling paint or dirty walls. If it needs paint, do it prior to marketing. This includes cabinets, molding, and especially doors.
Kitchen work areas need to be cleared of all appliances and knick knacks. Counter space is very important to most buyers. Clean and polish all woodwork and cabinets. Use a product that will make them look newer and shinier. Use wood soap to clean and a product like Old English to smooth out scratched wood trim and moldings. If marketing in the winter, be sure to take a look at your tired yard. Pick up all debris and cut down all of last years planting. Rake out flower beds, and if the lawn is looking exhausted, rake it too!
Idaho Housing Tax
If you’re a homeowner, you may have some questions about the way your property is assessed. The assessed value of your home is part of the calculation of how much tax you pay. Assessments should be accurate so that all taxpayers pay their fair share of the total property tax. The ID Housing Tax Brochure that is linked below answers some of the most frequently asked questions about property assessment and taxes, including the Idaho Home Owners Exemption.