Real Estate Advice For Home Sellers
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Fully preparing your home for sale can make a considerable difference in the time it takes to sell it. You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements, some of which are suggested below.
- Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.
- Clean the floor.
- Doors and drawers should open and close easily.
- Remove clutter; tidy up shelves and racks.
- Shoes and clothes should be neatly arranged.
- Apply fresh paint as needed… think about brightening your interiors with neutral-toned paint.
- Clean carpets.
- Replace burnt out light bulbs.
- Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle.
- Clean window coverings.
- Replace damaged window blinds.
- Check the basics around the house. It takes just a minute to check all doors, windows and cabinets to make sure they don’t stick, squeak or are too loose.
- Clean your furnace and water heater so buyers know they are looking at a house that has been well maintained.
- Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants.
- Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape.
- Clean or paint your front door – remember first impressions last the longest!
- Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.
- Sinks, appliances, and counter tops should sparkle; remove any clutter.
- Clean the oven, range, and other appliances.
- Clean tile and grout; replace if necessary.
- Check that house numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting are all in good condition.
- Touch up with fresh paint as needed.
- Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage.
- Repair loose trim, drain pipes, and fencing.
- Clean stains and window screens.
- Clean mirrors, glass, chrome, and porcelain surfaces.
- Replace shower curtain if necessary.
- Fix any faucet drips or leaks.
- Clean grout and caulking; replace if necessary.
Staging Your Home
As a seller, you need to acknowledge that your buyers will not have the same interests like you. We all have heard of the saying “first impressions last”.
There are definitely some things that you should keep and some that you should simply put away.
What’s that smell?
Most Realtors will say “If I can smell it, I can’t sell it.” This phrase is almost on every blog we’ve come across.
This holds true when you are determined to sell your home. There is nothing like coming inside a house and smelling a refreshing scent. There are products out there that can help you get rid of foul odors inside the house. Checkout our free report for more information.
Hiring a Real Estate Agent
You should think of a Realtor the moment you think of selling your home – even if you’re not 100% sure yet. The real estate agent will fill you in with as much information as you want about the market condition, your home’s estimated value, staging ideas and the list goes on.
You will not know every requirement for selling a home, most especially if this is your first time selling. You may, however, start listing some things that you may want to think about when choosing your Realtor. Some of them are listed in this free report.
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The inspection is the second major contingency after the financial contingency. This is before a buyer decides to purchase your home and he has the right to back out of the deal if the report indicates serious problems.
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