Listing To Do List

3 Recommendations Before Listing Your Home

You can only make a first impression once, so you may want to consider some of the following ideas.

Step 1: Curb Appeal Matters!  If your house looks appealing on the outside, potential buyers will want to see the inside. 

  • Trim trees and shrubs.  Ensure that vegetation is not touching your home’s siding or roof. 
  • Touch up or repaint your front door and trim.  Add a new doormat or a pot of annuals.
  • Clean up any debris in your front yard and make sure that landscaping is neat.
  • Make sure your house numbers are easy to see.

Step 2: Clean and De-clutter

  • To save time purge your house of unwanted or unnecessary items.  There will be less to clean and it also makes your home appear larger. 
  • Too much furniture can make your home look smaller.  Downsize or remove excess or large furniture.
  • Deep clean your home!  This shows proper maintenance which goes a long way with a potential buyer and can be a family affair.
  • Closets, cabinets and drawers that are organized show adequate storage space.  Buyers do open these areas to see if there will be enough space for their needs.

Step 3:  Make Small Repairs

  •  Fix leaking faucets or running toilets. This saves utilities and assists in the home inspection process.
  • Clean or repair grout as needed.
  • Repair any wall damage (holes from nails/doorknobs) and repaint as necessary.  Remember, neutral colors are a better choice to a buyer.
  • Replace any burned-out light bulbs.  




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