Keep Home Showing-Ready with Three Updates

Yesterday, if you stared at your love handles in the mirror and made a pledge to get in shape this year, millions of Americans probably did about the same thing. 

While focusing on your body image is pretty normal during this time of year, take the start of 2013 to improve your Louisville home as well.  Whether your house is on the market or not, take my advice and get a head start on keeping your home current. 

When you do go to sale, you won’t be overwhelmed with a list of a thousand improvements to attract buyers.  Who wants a home where guest feel like they’ve been transported into the 70s.

Here are some ideas for 2013 home projects:

Living room: Nothing goes farther than a fresh coat of paint.  Consider new throw pillows and maybe even a ceiling fan.

Outdoor landscaping: Sprucing up your curb appeal will get those buyers in the door. Try elegant house numbers and a new door mat.  Paint the door and add a decorative wreath.  Add some color to your landscaping with flowers and shrubs.

Laundry room: It’s not the sexiest room to improve, but people spend a lot of time in there.  Opt for great storage and make it look like a room.  Not a dungeon destined for chore slavery. 

For more tips, I like MSN Real Estate’s “Get Your Home Ready to Sell at any Budget.”

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