Preparing For Sale

Preparing For Sale
Hall Realty Group Blog - Preparing For Sale

With most buyers, first impressions count.

A small investment in time and money will give your home an edge over the other listings in the area when the time comes to show it off to a prospective buyer, especially if your house is going to be listed under $150,000.

Your most likely buyer is a first-timer and they most likely will not have much money after closing. The spiffier it is the faster it will sell. Do what you can before the house goes on the market. You don’t have to do everything listed below; it’s a rather comprehensive list.

Here are some suggestions that will help you get top market value:

General Maintenance

  1. Oil squeaky doors
  2. Tighten doorknobs
  3. Replace burnt-out lights
  4. Clean and repair windows
  5. Touch up chipped paint
  6. Repair cracked plaster
  7. Repair leaking taps and toilets

Curb Appeal

  1. Cut lawns
  2. Trim shrubs and lawns
  3. Weed and edge gardens
  4. Pick up any litter
  5. Clear walk and driveway of leaves
  6. Repair gutters and eaves
  7. Touch up exterior paint

Spic and Span

  1. Shampoo carpets
  2. Clean washer, dryer, and tubs
  3. Clean furnace
  4. Clean refrigerator and stove
  5. Clean and freshen bathrooms

The Buying Atmosphere

  1. Be absent during showings
  2. Turn on all lights
  3. Light fireplace
  4. Open drapes during the day
  5. Play quiet background music
  6. Keep pets outdoors

The First Impression

  1. Clean and tidy entrance
  2. Functional doorbell
  3. Polish door hardware

The Spacious Look

  1. Clear the stairs and rails
  2. Store excess furniture
  3. Clear counters and stove
  4. Make closets neat and tidy
  5. Organize storage areas and garage

Go over these items with your listing agent. Their input is important. If you need help email me via [email protected].