Get Your Home Ready To Sell
Would you buy your own home? That is they key question that you must ask yourself when getting ready to sell. There are many tips and tricks out there and in my experience there is no one size fits all. There is however some guidelines to make the sale successful. In this market according to our buyer's agent Jessica, buyers are looking for great curb appeal, clean kitchen and bathrooms (updated preferred), and for the home to be move in ready. We have outlined some quick tips to help get your home ready to sell.
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
Wash the windows inside and out.
Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.
Kitchen and Bath
Repair drippy faucets and shower heads. Unclog slow drains.
Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.
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.
Move In Ready
Thoroughly clean the interior.
Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.
Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.
Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.(If needed)
Buy discrete air fresheners with neutral scent
Once all these items are complete, your house needs to be "show-ready" at all times. You have to be available whenever they want to come see your home and it has to be in tip-top shape. Remember, the first impression is the most important. We may not get a second chance. Call us for a personal walkthrough with a seller’s and buyer’s agent perspective.