If you’re putting your home on the market, there’s a good chance you’d like to sell it quickly—and preferably over asking price. Before you get too far into the process of selling your home, take a look at some of the most important things to do first!
Repair the broken stuff
If you want to sell your house quickly and at the best price possible, you’re going to have to make it shine. All those small repairs that you kept brushing off? Now’s the time to give them some TLC! This includes: repainting your baseboards, tightening the cabinet hinges, and re-caulking tiles in the kitchen or bathroom.
Enhance your curb appeal
When potential buyers drive up to your home, you want them to think, “Wow! I could live here!” Doing some minor upgrades to the exterior of your home can greatly improve your home’s first impression – this can be as simple as making sure the outside is well-kept, tidy and inviting. While you’re at it, don’t forget to clean your gutters!
Organize your documents
A lot goes into maintaining your home, from HVAC systems, utility bills, plumbing systems, electrical systems, and numerous appliances. Take a proactive approach by gathering all your service records so you’ll know ahead of time if something needs to be serviced before listing your home. Additionally, whoever buys your home is going to want to know about maintenance schedules, what companies you used to do the maintenance, and anything else that pertains to the home.
Whether you lived in it for a good chunk of time or if it was only a few years, the home you’re about to sell holds a lot of memories. You’ll think back on this home, with its clutter, tiny windows and squeaky doors, and wish you’d kept a few pictures to remind you of this period of your life!