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  • Writer's pictureJenna King

GET YOUR HOME READY TO SELL: A CHECKLIST

Before you put your house on the market, there are a few easy things you can do to ensure it sells quickly. By making your home more appealing to a broader variety of buyers, you’ll increase the number of offers. The time and money you invest into these small changes will be returned to you. I promise! I also take the time to walk through all of my sellers’ homes to provide personalized tips.


Curb Appeal

Make the first impression the best impression by sprucing up your curb appeal. The first thing a buyer will see of your home is the exterior, whether that’s in photos or in person. Plant inexpensive shrubs and bright flowers, remove dead greenery and trim trees and shrubs. Your entryway should also be considered. Does it feel unwelcome or dirty? Spruce it up with potted plants or a welcoming bench.


Make Minor Repairs

Walk around your house {interior and exterior} and take note of any small repairs that need to be made to improve the look and feel of your home. Whether it’s peeling caulk around the bathtub, holes in the walls, or a leaky faucet, repairing these minor issues will also make the home inspection easier.


Declutter those Closets

Let’s be honest—we could all use a little more storage space. Buyers are going to be snooping in your closets and cabinets so make sure that you empty every storage spot as much as you can. Take this time to sell items you no longer use or donate to help those in need. You might also consider renting a storage unit to remove any extra furniture or items that make rooms feel smaller (including the garage!).


Remove Personal Items

It can be difficult for potential buyers to visualize themselves living in your house if your wedding photos are hanging on the wall. We all love to have photos and reminders of favorite memories in our homes, depersonalizing your home is a great way to ensure that buyers can imagine themselves watching Netflix in the living room, instead of your family movie night traditions.


Schedule a Deep clean

Whether you do it yourself or hire a cleaner, deep cleaning your home is an essential step to take before opening your home for viewings. Wipe down those baseboards and walls, empty out your sink and dishwasher, clean the oven, and sweep the backporch! You want your house to be spic and span for potential buyers to see it in the best light possible.


Bring on the Light

Speaking of light, you want your home to feel bright and welcoming. Change out lightbulbs, take down shades, trim tall bushes, clean windows—do whatever you can to bring natural light inside your home so that it feels larger and more cheery to every visitor.


Find a Realtor You Trust

The most important decision to make when listing your home is choosing a trustworthy Realtor. You want a professional who knows the market, understands Buyers, and can provide you guidance with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Give me a call if you have any questions! I would love to provide more tips to get your home ready to sell in our upcoming Spring market.

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