Get Your Home Ready To Sell - Top Tips to Sell Quickly
Even in a seller's market, homes that have been well-maintained always sell faster and for a higher price.
It's easy to let a few home maitenance projects get behind but when
you are selling your home, now is the time to get caught up with these tasks:
l To maximize curb appeal, edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.
l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds add mulch, and prune trees.
l Reseal cracks in foundation, especially corner cracks.
l Clean and align gutters and downspouts.
l Organize garage as much as possible.
l Wash all windows inside and out.
l Hire a cleaning service to perform a deep clean of the interior.
l Patch and paint any cracks, holes and damage to walls and ceilings..
l Replace the glass in any fogged windows.
l Hire plumber to resolve any dripping faucets or shower heads and unclog any slow sink or tub drains..
l Clean carpets and tile.
l Clean out the fireplace and its screen.
l Replace any burned out light bulbs with soft white bulbs.
l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).
l Replace any stained toilet seats.
Even today's buyers seek a home that presents in move-in condition. Presenting your home as clean and well maintained will lead to more interested buyers
and minimize the need for negotiation at time of offer and inspection.