Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Selling

Getting ready to sell your home? As a seller in today's market, there are many buyers out there just waiting for your home to become available for showings. With inventory so low throughout 2017, we have all these carry over buyers still on the hunt. They are frustrated having lost to multiple offers and limited options. If you price your home right and it shows great right out the gate, one or more of these buyers will put an offer in. Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression on a potential buyer! Be sure to use this checklist to prepare for the successful sale of your home:

 

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EXTERIOR:

$ Tighten and clean door handles

$ Clean windows in and out

$ Shovel and power wash exterior, decking, and patios. Help buyers visualize summer BBQs

$ Check and clean gutters

$ Paint or touch up doors

$ Place a nice welcome mat and potted flowers at the front entrance

$ Provide seasonal photos to showcase views buyers can't visualize during this winter wonderland

 

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INTERIOR:

$ Remove extra furniture that blocks flow

$ Clean, empty, and organize closets and cabinets

$ Shampoo carpets

$ Remove wall hangings/knick-knacks, leaving a few key pieces

$ Repair plumbing leaks

$ Make any minor repairs

$ Tighten or Replace worn cabinet/door knobs

$ Replace discolored grout and broken tiles

$ Replace worn or damaged countertops

$ Paint interior walls that need freshening, repair, or neutral colors

$ Replace out of date lighting fixtures

$ Replace all missing and burnt out light bulbs

$ Replace all smoke detector batteries if not recently done

$ Protect the floors from wet shoes with a fresh door entry rug

$ Create warm, cozy spaces with pillows and throws, and set a festive dining room table to appeal to buyers

$ Organize, organize, organize! Buyers love a meticulous and uncluttered home