How to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Happy 2014! I hope you are having a great year so far. Today I wanted to talk about preparing your home for sale. You may be thinking about selling your home this year or later on down the road; either way, I have key information about preparing your home for sale.

Before I go into that, I want to mention two things; the first being our Market Snapshot Tool. If you’re interested in knowing the value of your home, this is a great tool we use with both our past and current clients. With this, you will receive a monthly email showing what has been selling in your neighborhood, what is active and what is under contract. Secondly, if you’re looking to buy a home, we offer a private portal that shows you the homes for sale in the areas you’re interested in. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to take part in any of these services!

Before prepping your home for sale, you’ll want to get a good feel for what neighborhood homes are selling for. The next piece of information you’ll want to know is what price range you want to sell your home in. This is a great opportunity for us to give you some initial values and general comparable properties via email. After this is determined, we have a 75 point checklist that analyzes the important areas, from room to room, to start preparing your home for sale. This checklist goes a long way!

Another step a lot of my clients like to do is to complete a pre-home inspection or obtain a home warranty before even placing the home on the market. This allows you to deal with any issues that may arise during the sale that you couldn’t see on your own.  Consider it this way: the inspection process is not dissimilar to buying a used car!

With spring coming up, I hope this helps you when you’re preparing your home for sale. If you have any questions or any inclination to sell your home, give us a call! We look forward to your call being the best call of the day.

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