Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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Get Your Home Ready To Sell...

Want TOP DOLLAR for your home? Then your property should be in a condition that commands such from the market.  But isn't it a seller's market?  Yes.  But that doesn't mean that a buyer won't pass your house by if it's not in line with their expectations for price versus condition, location & amenities.   If you're getting ready to sell, be sure to pay attention to these areas: 

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

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

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

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

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

l Wash the windows inside and out.

l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

l Paint the walls and ceilings off-white or beige.

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

l Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

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

l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it (unless, of course, you have a gas insert).

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

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

l Re-nail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.


Next step?  Connect with a LOCAL Realtor to discuss current market conditions, how your home fits within it, and a game plan for making your real estate goal a reality.   Let's talk!  :)