Its time to move and you are a little panicked-Where do I start? How will I ever get it done? Don’t worry-even if it is your first time selling. Whether you are selling for a career move, retiring, moving up or whatever the reason, you want the most money for your home (who doesn’t) with the right terms and shortest time possible. Selling a home is not easy-remember when you bought your first home-how many did you look at? The first person that walks in will probably not be your buyer. But you can prepare yourself and your home for the process and give yourself the opportunity to maximize the value of your home. I believe Grace Properties can help make this a positive experience. I will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of the homes in your area and suggest a realistic asking price. This is critical to getting your home sold. If the sellers list their home too high then it merely chases the market down and spends far too much time on the market. Once a price has been determined then I will discuss the marketing of your home. With over 20 years experience as a broker I can suggest ways to make your home more saleable. However, look over the list below the form regarding getting your home in shape. Please realize these are just suggestions and no one would do all of them. But they will help you look objectively at your home.
If you are interested in discussing the sale of your home with Grace Properties, please contact me at (707) 579-9540 or at email@example.com.
- The kitchen is the most important room in the house. Make it bright and attractive. New paint, curtains etc.
- Make sure it is spotless. Check stove, floors, windows etc.
- Clean the hood.
- If flooring is worn, replace (if it is economically feasible).
- Replace loose tiles on counter.
- Remove any appliances and knick-knacks you keep on counter-uncluttered it. Makes it look bigger.
- Have all the walls in top shape. Repair cracks, nail holes and seams.
- Wash windows.
- Replace broken glass and missing/broken screens.
- In painting stick to white or neutral colors.
- Replace or re-dye faded curtains.
- Clean out fireplace. Clean and vacuum. Fix doors/sliders that stick.
- Repair any dripping faucets.
- Keep fresh towels in the bathroom. Remove any stains from toilet, sink and tub.
- Unclog sink or tub if drains slowly.
- Clean out garage and throw out that which you aren’t going to take and box up what you won’t need until move into new home.
- Make sure the garage door works.
- Make sure front yard and porch are clean looking. Repaint front door if necessary. Think “curb appeal”.
- Trim shrubs, lawn mowed. Fresh flowers
- Paint house-this really does wonders.
- Replace missing shingles, downspouts.
Additional Inside Tips
- Neatness makes a room look larger.
- Put excess furniture in storage.
- Avoid clutter.
- Keep sink and counters free of dishes.