Seller Checklist: 3 steps to getting your home ready to sell


Selling your home is never an easy task, it takes time, research, patience, and money. With the spring selling season upon us, there is no better time to put your home up for sale. Buyers are out and about, eager to find a home. Here you will find what steps you should be taking to ensure your home is sold and not just continually sitting on the market.

Find a real estate agent

Unless you have professional home selling experience, a real estate agent is highly recommended. The best way to find an agent is to keep your search local. You want an agent that has experience and expertise knowledge of the city or town you’re selling in. Once you find a candidate, research their experience online or in-person by asking them.

Have your home inspected

When you sell your home, potential buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You should conduct your own beforehand so you can find any issues your home may have and address them before the buyer finds them. Inspections usually include appliances, plumbing, septic, electrical, heating and air systems, roof, and foundations.  

Decide what to remodel

Easy and cheap improvements should always be fixed before the home is put on the market, but when it comes to the big stuff, how much is too much? Most buyers want a house that is ready to move into, if there are too many maintenance issues, they will move onto the next home. If floors need refinishing, refinish them. Also, chipped titling should be fixed. When it comes to ceilings, fix any cracks and paint over any stains. Kitchens are the most important part of the house. Don’t go spending thousands on a new kitchen, but if it needs a little updating, start with fresh paint, new lighting fixtures, new cabinet hardware and replace any countertop appliances.

 

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