Before you sell your property there are a few things you should do before it hits the market. By putting in some work ahead of time you could sell your house in less time for more money.
~ Talk to your lender to confirm payout penalties
~ CALL ME
~ Find out what you can afford to buy after you sell. We are in a Sellers market now, which means you will sell higher but then you will also buy a little higher too. It's all relevant.
DE-CLUTTER & DEPERSONALIZE
~ Pack up what you don't use everyday
~ Clear all countertops off, make them all clear of clutter
~ Organize closets, cabinets and storage areas
~ Organize garage, stack boxes nicely in one area
DEEP CLEAN EVERYTHING!
~ Kitchen (Cupboards, fridge, stove)
~ Clean Grout where needed
MAKE REPAIRS AND UPDATES
~ Interior should be painted w/ neutral colors
~ Consider updating fixtures & lighting...make certain there are no burnt out bulbs
~ Don't forget the Exterior; there is no 2nd chance for a first impression
~ Mow the lawn
~ Plant bright flowers and weed flower beds
~ Add fresh mulch
~ Paint exterior doors and trim
~ Clean windows
~ Always be prepared for showings, sometimes they happen with little notice.
~ Keep your property clean and tidy, just like a showhome, make sure there are no offensive odors
~ Make arrangements for pets to be out of the home during showings
~ Open the blinds and turn on all lights
~ Make plans to be out of the house for at least 1 hour.