Seller Tips: A Sellers Checklist
Are you planning to put your home on the market sometime soon? When putting your home up for sale, whether selling Warner Robins real estate, Denver luxury condos, or anything else, there are several things you need to keep in mind in order to get your home sold quickly and at the highest price possible. To that end, here is a look at a seller’s checklist that you should follow in order to get the best results.
Make Necessary Repairs and Upgrades
The first step in getting your home ready for the market is to make all necessary repairs and upgrades. Unless you plan to sell your home as a “handyman’s special,” you will need to make repairs before you put your home on the market. Remember to take care of cracked tile and to make other necessary repairs that many homeowners easily overlook. You should also make an effort to make some upgrades, particularly in the kitchen and in the bathroom. Even something as simple as installing new faucets or a new toilet can go a long way toward attracting buyers.
Set the Right Price
Perhaps the most important step toward getting your home sold quickly and at a reasonable price is to be sure to ask the right amount in the first place. Some sellers make the mistake of trying to ask for far more than the home is worth. While it may seem logical to build some wiggle room into the price, asking too much is a surefire way to run off potential buyers. Therefore, it is in your best interest to talk to a real estate agent or an appraiser in order to determine a fair asking price.
Clean Up Clutter
Before you allow potential buyers to view your home, be sure you have cleaned up any clutter and have taken the steps necessary to make your home look presentable. This can be even more of a challenge if you plan to continue living in the home while it is on the market. Some things you should do before potential buyers arrive include:
- Clean appliances, range hoods, fixtures, tile grout, mirrors
- Deodorize the dishwasher, garbage disposal and refrigerator
- Organize cupboards and remove unnecessary items
- Remove soap, mildew, mold and lime deposits from the shower, tub and sink
- Check electrical switches and outlets to ensure they are working properly
The more clutter you can remove and the cleaner you can make your home, the more appealing it will be to potential buyers.
Create Curb Appeal
In order to make a good first impression on potential buyers, you want to be sure to create curb appeal. In other words, the home should look attractive and inviting as soon as the buyer sees it from the street. This includes doing things such as keeping the lawn mowed, trimming bushes and otherwise keeping the landscaping looking neat and tidy. You may also need to make some repairs to the exterior of your home, and doing adding a few potted flowers at your entryway will also go a long way toward making your home more attractive to potential buyers.
About The Author – Brian Kinkade is a member of The Home Cart team and specializes in Denver Colorado luxury condos, including Ritz Carlton Residence Denver, as well as international sales and equestrian properties.