Price it Right: To sell promptly and for the best price, an accurate market analysis is needed. If the price is too high, your home will sit with little activity and encourage low bidding. Too low and you will miss out on your top dollar. The price must be accurate and comparable for the bank appraisal to support.
Do Minor Repairs: Paint touch-up, repair leaky faucets, caulk cracks on the exterior, interior and around faucets. Get the A/C serviced and replace filters. I always suggest a professional home inspection so that there are no surprises and to get any items of concerned taken care of before you go on the market.
Curb Appeal: Have your lawn mowed and weeded. Add mulch to flower beds and around trees if needed. Add plant to entry points. Make sure the entrance and front door is clean. You may want to power wash the exterior and paint the front door is needed. The outside and entry is the first impression.
Clean and Declutter: Start packing early! The buyers are looking at your house through their eyes to see if they can live there. Pack up personal photos and memorabilia, since you will have to anyway after your house sells. You can store these in the garage if the buyers’ property inspector can have access to areas such as the electrical box and water heater. Or find a storage unit nearby. Have a pre-listing consultation with a stager. Some realtors, like myself, offer the consultation as part of my listing services.
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