Get Your Home Ready To Sell
Most folks agree that selling your home can be a difficult task to accomplish. From researching the current market and arranging for a home inspection to listing your property and negotiating with those interested in buying your home, there's a lot that goes into selling your home; and even after all that, it's not a guarantee that you'll sell your home for the price that you had in mind. And while there are factors out of your control that can affect how much your home sells for, there ARE things that you can do to help increase the value of your home. Preparing your home before selling is key to the preparation process, and as such, I've listed some of the ways that you can help prepare your home to sell.
l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.
l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.
l Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.
l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.
l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.
l Wash the windows inside and out.
l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.
l Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.
l Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
l Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.
l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.
l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.
l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.
l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.
l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.
l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).
l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.
l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.
l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.
If you're in need of a seasoned real estate agent in North Georgia or the Tri-State area, let's talk soon! My job is to handle the "heavy lifting" for you during the selling process, so you can focus on your future home.