Before Your Home Is Listed
It's important to have your home in the best showing condition possible before putting it on the market. Here are a few helpful suggestions.
Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed
If carpets are stained or soiled, have them cleaned; if extremely worn, consider replacing
Make sure the front is clean and spruced up; curb appeal will create a favorable first impression
Trim and Rake
Trim bushes and plants as needed, and make sure the lawn is kept mowed and trimmed. In autumn, rake the leaves; in winter, keep the snow shoveled.
Clean and Minimize
Keep interior clean and uncluttered. Minimize personal items and family photos. While it is important for your home to reflect you when selling, too much tends to make it difficult for the prospective buyer to envision your home as theirs
Consider putting excess furniture and belongings in storage. Now's the time to clean out the garage and basement; donate or dispose of items that you will no longer need.