Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate

Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Thinking about selling? Spring is just around the corner and the most important thing you can do as a seller, is to make your home move in ready with the repairs that need to be made. Our market is still going strong, however, buyers are trending to go toward homes that are in great shape and outshine other homes with no repairs or updating. During getting your home ready for the market, its a great time to get a Real Estate Review so you are fully prepared for when your house hits the market. Give me a call so I can get started on helping you prepare, list, sale, & close on your house so you can move forward into the next chapter.

-Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

-Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

-Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

-Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

-Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

-Wash the windows inside and out.

-Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

-Paint the walls and ceilings.

-Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

-Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

-Repair drippy faucets and shower heads. Unclog slow drains.

-Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

-Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

-Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

-Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

-Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

-Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

-Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

-Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

-Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.