I feel as though my brain is full of millions of little tips for making your home look its absolute best. It would be a shame not to share a few. I thought of this little window magic tip because I recently shared it with Brooke and Brian who are preparing to sell their house in Lenexa.
When you hang curtains in your home, you should attach your curtain rod to the wall so that a curtain can be pushed all the way to the side in a way that the window is not covered at all.This will make the window appear larger. Poof!!! Bigger windows in your house. It's magic!
When you go to sell your home Kansas and Missouri real estate contracts state that all window treatments and hardware (curtain rods) are to stay with the home. This would mean your blinds, curtains, sheers, etc. If you love your curtains because they match your bedding perfectly or you splurged on a really nice curtain rod there are ways to make sure you take them with you.
A) Replace them with something less expensive. Removing them is likely your best bet to make sure you can take them with you. Sometimes, when you tell a buyer they cannot have something it makes them want it that much more. You can often find inexpensive curtains that will help dress the room up in place of ones you hold dear.
B) Exclude them on the Seller's Disclosure and Sales Contract. There are sections on each of these documents that allow you to exclude items from the sale of the home. When it is time to list, I would be happy to show you how to define things as not staying with the home.
I would encourage homeowners to consider leaving their blinds and window treatments as much as possible. It is a huge selling feature to your home. Plus the chances of having the exact same number of windows in the living room at your new home is highly unlikely. Often, if buyers like your taste (or have used all their cash for a down payment), they will find great value in not having to purchase any window treatments.
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