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5 Things to Do Before Listing Your Home for Sale

Apr
16
2020

Selling your home is not always a simple decision.

You want to present your home in the best light possible, to increase your chances of making a sale and generate the best return on your investment. Preparation is key. If you don't know where to start, here are five things to consider before your home goes up for sale.

1. Set your expectations

Talk to a Real Estate professional and get a professional assessment of your home's value. If you overprice your home the right buyers will never see it. And even worse, a listing that stagnates on the market leads buyers to question "what's wrong with it".

 

2.Brush up your curb appeal. 

You have one chance at a good first impression. Tidy up landscaping, keep the lawn mowed and entrances clear and uncluttered.

 

3. Clean and declutter

A clean open room will help buyers picture themselves and their belongings in the space.

 

4. See your home through a Buyer's eyes. 

Be critical - make a list of major or minor improvements to make. As Real Estate professionals, we can point out your home's best features and help show them to their highest potential.

 

5. Do your fix ups. 

There is an actual price on elbow grease. Repaint or touch up interiors & exteriors for a fresh look. Replace items that show wear and tear. Make sure light fixtures are clean and bright to cast a good light on your home.

 

Famous sayings become famous because they are true. You get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good real estate agent will save you money… not cost you money.