When it comes to selling a property, you want an experienced and knowledgeable
Realtor to partner with you that can walk you through the complexities of selling
a house. We are those agents! Our experience, dedication and strong communication
skills will help ensure success and ease in the sale of your home.
Before Putting Your Home up for Sale
Here are a few items to take care of before listing your home.
This can make the sale process so much easier in the long run.
Consider a Pre-sale Home Inspection
An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble
areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to
make repairs before open houses begin.
Organize and Clean
Pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other
kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and seasonal items. Store items
off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the
windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.
Get Replacement Estimates
Do you have big-ticket items that will need to be replaced soon?
Find out how much it will cost to repair an older roof or replace
worn carpeting, even if you don’t plan to do so. The figures will
help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and they’ll be
handy when negotiations begin.
Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for washer/dryer,
dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house. It may seem
like this task can be left until closing, but you don’t want lost paperwork or
last-minute scrambling to cause the deal to fall through.
Spruce Up the Curb Appeal
Walk out to the front of your home, close your eyes, and pretend you’re
a prospective buyer seeing the property for the first time. As you
approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the
lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible?
Is the walkway free of cracks and impediments?