What To Do BEFORE Listing Your Home For Sale

Dated: 10/27/2019

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You’ve thought about it for a while and the time has finally come, you are ready to SELL your home!

However, bHoHohhhefore you list your home for sale, it’s time to do a little work around the house – to prepare and make sure your home is seen in the best possible light.

 

These “must-do” items are about showing your home to buyers as one which is cared for and ready for them to add their own brand of home to the space. Taking a little time up front can mean thousands of dollars as buyers start writing their offers.

3 Must-Do’s Before Listing Your House for Sale

1. Declutter, Depersonalize and Clean – This is the time to take spring cleaning seriously, in any season. Clear out all unnecessary items from the home; closets, drawers, extra clothes, old unwanted furniture. Donate to charity, hire a dumpster or rent a storage space; buyers will look in every space and open all drawers and cabinets, make sure your home seems spacious. Spend some time to depersonalize by removing excessive pictures and hide heirlooms. Finally, deep clean every space top to bottom.

2. Address Deferred Maintenance – Make small repairs or hire a handyman to take care of problems which could appear during the home inspection. Replace caulking, fix broken windows and screens, replace light bulbs and freshen up and clean grout; buyers want to see a home that is cared for with “good bones.”

3. Go for Curb Appeal – Spend some time in the yard. Trim bushes and trees, clean and repair hardscape and make sure there is adequate lighting. Welcome your buyers with seasonal flowers or décor and place a fresh mat by the front door.

 

Taking the time and effort to make sure you welcome your potential buyers with the best version of your home can make all the difference in getting your home sold fast!

 

Remember, we are always here to help and as your listing agent, we will make sure that no stone in unturned when it comes to getting your home sold fast!! You can call or message us today to schedule a FREE Listing Appointment.

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AJ & Courtney Ackerman

We are a husband-wife real estate team who adore living in Southwest Florida and love helping people in our community buy and sell local real estate. We've been married since 2013 and have two childre....

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