Local Selling Tips

5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

  1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.
  2. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.
  3. Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to be replaced soon, such your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you don’t plan to do it yourself. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and will be handy when negotiations begin.
  4. Find your warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house.
  5. Spruce up the curb appeal. Pretend you’re a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks and impediments?

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·         Before You Sell

Does Moving Up Make Sense?

8 Reasons Why You Should Work With a REALTOR®

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your REALTOR®

5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

Understand Agency Relationships

What is Appraised Value?

Navigating Short Sales: What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You Short

·         Get Ready for Showings

How to Improve the Odds of an Offer

Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

How to Hold a Successful Garage Sale

Prepare Your Home for a Virtual Tour

12 Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell


·         Turn FSBOs Into Clients

Forms You'll Need to Sell Your Home

Checklist: 17 Service Providers You'll Need When You Sell

Open House Safety Tips

How to Prepare for the Open House

Is Your Buyer Qualified?

Tips for Pricing Your Home

·         Prepare for Closing and Beyond

Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate

What to Leave for the New Owners

10 Tips for Moving With Pets

Moving Checklist for Sellers