In last week’s blog, I talked about how to prepare for an early start to the Spring market as a Buyer. But what if you need to sell to buy? The following checklist will help you prepare yourself or your home property, so don’t get left behind!
Getting Ready To Sell
If you’re hoping to put your place on the market and capitalize on those early-bird buyers, you want your property to be in the best possible shape. That means you’ll want to tackle the following tasks:
Clean: Scrub like you’ve never scrubbed before! Some recommend hiring a cleaning service as new eyes will find old stains and smudges you no longer even notice.
Paint: Nothing brightens up a room like a fresh coat of paint. Don’t forget the moldings and trim. Buyers notice every detail.
Declutter: You’re going to have to pack up anyway, so why not do it sooner rather than later? As you go through each room, start storing non-essential items that you plan to take with you to your new address. If you find items you no longer want or need, donate them or try to sell them online for a quick influx of cash you can spend on your new place.
Tackle repairs: Take care of anything that would pop up on a home inspector’s report. Chances are you’ll need to fix it before you move, so why not do it now and enjoy these improvements for as long as you remain in the home?
Work on your curb appeal: Your home’s exterior is what’s going to make that all-important first impression on buyers. If your lawn boasts more weeds than grass, your shrubs are dead, and your fence is falling apart, you can count on that prospect driving on to the next house.
Whether you’re planning on selling, buying, or both, you may be competing with plenty of other buyers and sellers once Spring is in full swing. So, taking care of the items listed above can help you get the edge you need. Especially with the Spring real estate market getting its own head start!
Not sure where to get started …give me a call at (317) 625-0655. I can help with a hassle-free “No Strings Attached” Room by Room Analysis. What does this mean…. that I walk your property (inside and out) and give my two cents on repairs/improvements that could be done to yield a quick home sale as well as sell for the most $$$. Click Here to schedule today!
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