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Preparing to Sell Your Home

January 26, 2016

 

​​Here are some repairs and improvements to consider for getting your home in great condition to appeal to the widest pool of buyers:

 

  1. Get a pre-inspection: If the minor issues with a home can be identified and addressed before the home goes on the market, a home seller will likely make this up when it comes to the buyer inspection.

  2. Take a look at the exterior of your home with a critical eye: How does your driveway look? The front door? Your home’s paint job? Do not underestimate the power of great curb appeal!

  3. Go through your home, room by room and create a “punchlist” of repairs: Do your baseboards need to be cleaned or repainted? Do the carpets need to be cleaned? Do the walls or ceilings need to be painted? In the kitchens and bathrooms, are there any leaks? I also recommend doing some deep cleaning in the kitchen and bathrooms including all appliances (refrigerator, oven and cooktop, and yes, even the dishwasher).

  4. Take out what you don’t need for the 90 day period after you list. That means if you list in March, take out any clothing that you would normally need September forward. The more of this type of item you can remove, the easier you are going to make it for a potential buyer to see how their belongings can fit into the home. 

If you are thinking of making a move, let’s get together and discuss your goals and review your list of “to dos”. Give me a call or text: 206.730.0962 or email: nina.bjornstal@sothebysrealty.com

 

 

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