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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When You Sell


If you want to get the most bang for your buck when selling your home in a shifting market, follow these five simple tips.




Selling your home in a shifting market can cause some anxiety, but it doesn’t have to. Today we’d like to share five simple tips for improving your property before you list so that you can get the most bang for your buck: 

1. Focus on curb appeal. Instead of spending the bare minimum, consider installing a sprinkler system or doing basic maintenance on your current one. A great front yard is a surefire way to capture any buyer’s attention and make a fabulous first impression. 


2. Update the bathrooms. Studies show that bathroom renovations bring some of the best return on investment of any home improvement project. Switching out countertops, changing up your flooring, and even adding a fresh coat of paint can all go a long way in transforming the look and feel of your room. This will be especially important if your bathroom looks like something from decades past. However, steer clear of over-improving the room. You want your bathroom to look nice and modern, but not over the top.

3. Declutter. Messy properties don’t give buyers an accurate idea of the space they can offer. Whether you choose to sell, donate, or trash unwanted items, it’s critical for you to get rid of any and all clutter before buyers step foot in your home. 


4. Depersonalize. When buyers are walking through your property, they want to be able to envision themselves living there. So while your family photos might be special to you, it’s best to take them down while buyers are about. 


5. Clean. This one seems like a given, but we can’t overstate how important it is. Nothing turns buyers off more than unpleasant odors and dust bunnies in the corners. Give your home a thorough deep cleaning. If you aren’t a fan of cleaning, yourself, then hire a professional to get the job done.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Why Did Our Newest Agent Choose Team Lally?


Our team has recently gained a new member, and we can’t wait to introduce you to her today.




Meet Shelby Cocke—team Lally’s newest buyer’s agent. Shelby was first drawn to our team after noticing our powerful online presence. She also cites our great culture and commitment to the community here on the island of Oahu as motivating factors behind her decision to join. Having been born and raised here on the Hawaiin Islands, Shelby feels excited to now be part of a team that helps buyers, sellers, and homeowners in our community. We look forward to having her aboard and can’t wait for you to meet her in person soon. To learn more, watch this short video. If you have any other questions or would like to learn more about Shelby (or about any of our great team members), feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.