Preparing your Home for Sale
A checklist for helping you stand out and SELL faster!!
Improve your Landscaping: Curb appeal is crucial to a good first impression, so make sure your home’s lawn is immaculate. Mow the lawn, prune bushes, weed the garden and plant flowers, in the winter – shovel the snow from the sidewalks and driveways.
Clean the Outside: A sloppy exterior will make buyers think you have slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Be sure to clean the gutters and pressure wash your home’s siding.
Eliminate bad odors: Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers and baking a batch of cookies.
Remove clutter and depersonalize: Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knick knacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.
Organize closets and drawers: Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn’t have enough storage space.
Make every surface shine: From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between – clean your home until it sparkles.
Make any necessary repairs: buyers do not want to add that to their mental list of post-purchase expenses.
Locate Paperwork: have it handy to answer potential buyers questions such as utility bills, taxes, warranties, renovation dates and invoices, property surveys and the like.