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Prepare to Sell

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers.

What To Do To Prepare:

The following are several important factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:

1. Curb Appeal.

Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.

2. Property Repairs.

Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.

3. Cleanliness and Staging.

Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.

4. Disclosures and Inspections.

You will be required to disclose the facts about your property and its condition on a seller’s disclosure form. This will include disclosure of any and all material defects that are known to you. The condition of your property has a great impact on the sale of your home and it is your responsibility. It may be recommended that you take time to make necessary repairs and improvements prior to listing if some items have been neglected.

5. Showtime.

Once your home is clean and ready for showing to prospective buyers, it is best that you leave the home during showings so that their agent may guide them through the home. Their agent will know what information will be most useful to share as they know the priorities of their buyer clients.