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June 21, 2018 | By Robin Smith

Today is officially the first day of summer. With a low volume of inventory in Las Vegas, home prices are climbing and it is a seller’s market.

If you are thinking about selling your home and want to get top dollar, make improvements before listing the home and putting it on the market. The Smith Team can help you identify what will be needed to be fixed or replaced to boost chances of getting the asking price or more. We have a list of vendors to help make these repairs easy and within your budget.

Experts say the first impression when someone sees your home for the first time is the flooring. If you have carpeting and it has stains and looks worn consider replacing it with laminate flooring – there are many different quality levels to choose from. Also, there are tile floorings that look like wood in different colors and grains and look terrific.

Next, give a really hard look to your kitchen and bathrooms. In the kitchen, granite or quartz countertops are still a buyer’s favorite so it might be wise in investing in that to upgrade your kitchen. Also, if your budget allows, purchase stainless steel appliances (you can put in a lower price package of stainless steel appliances). This of course depends on the worth of the home you are selling – if the home is at the lower price range you should not buy high end appliances.

In the bathrooms, a new vanity is fairly inexpensive to install and can give the bathroom a lift. If the bathroom is carpeted, it is best to replace the carpet. Caulking the shower and tub areas is a must and look under your sinks for stains eliminate them.

Clean up the front yard and backyard and get rid of dying bushes. And it is always good to add color, and refresh the landscaping.

Inside the home, a fresh coat of neutral paint for the walls might be recommended by your Realtor and a good cleaning might be in order.

Bottom Line – if you want to sell your home for top dollar you have to make it look top dollar. At the Smith Team we will come to you home and tell you what needs to be done to make your home “listing ready”.

Keep in mind that whether you are interested in buying a home or selling a home, a Realtor should represent you– this person is working for your benefit and will help you navigate through the buying or selling process. I have thirteen years in New Home Sales and sixteen years in General Real Estate sales!

I am here to answer any questions you might have - just email or call me.

I Sell Las Vegas!

Thanks and make it a terrific day…………Robin