Checklist For a Quick Sale

When it Comes Down to Selling Your Home, The Small Things Really Do Count

Here’s a cool list of hot ideas which make your home more appealing, and bring you more money.

Take advantage of Initial impressions

  • Check all light bulbs to be sure they work properly. Install new bulbs where needed.
  • Clear all debris from steps and walkways, including pet droppings.
  • Sweep the gutters in the front of your home.
  • Wash every one of the windows to make them sparkle.
  • Make sure your house siding is clean.
  • Think about a new exterior paint job. At least repaint the front door, shutters and trim.

Increase your curb appeal

  • Trim trees.
  • Mow and water the lawn.
  • Rake the leaves.
  • Plant colorful flowers.
  • Park the car on the street or in the garage to leave plenty parking for your prospective buyers.
  • Put away toys, bicycles, gardening equipment along with other things typically left in the yard or outside.

The Staging Process

  • Remove all of the clutter, including gadgets, small appliances, toys and memorabilia
  • Organize.
  • Hide or temporarily remove those tangles of obtrusive tangles of extension cords, computer networking wiring and cabling.
  • Recycle or store magazines, newspapers and other publications.
  • Organize cabinets to show ample storage space.
  • Remove valuables, including medications, to a secure and safe place.
  • Board your pets, take them to your neighbors or at least put them from sight.
  • Eliminate pet odors, put the litter box away, put pet toys away.
  • Burn scented candles, bake cookies or light the fireplace to give the house a pleasant smell and feel cozy.
  • See Staging Your Home to Sell
  • See What Things Can I Be Doing To Get My Home Sold

Provide informative brochures, fact sheets and disclosures

  • Have any inspection you may have on hand.
  • Prepare a list of new appliances, fixtures, home improvements. etc.
  • Make flyers and take-away brochures about the property, schools, the neighborhood, local attractions, destinations and services.
  • Be a nice neighbor

  • Be sure your real estate agent has talked with your neighbors to let them know of future open house dates.
  • Invite your neighbors over for a private tour one hour before the open house to the public.

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