TOP 21 TIPS TO A SUCCESSFUL HOME SALE!

                              TO HELP YOUR HOME SELL FASTER AND FOR MORE MONEY, ASK YOURSELF...

  1. From the outside, does anything need attention, e.g. painting or minor repairs, to make a good first impression? Do I need new door mats?
  2. Is there any landscaping or gardening to consider doing, such as reseeding a lawn?
  3. Do the windows and window screens work well and look good?
  4. Are major appliances operating properly?
  5. Are there any items which are "personal" and might make it harder for the buyer to imagine the home as theirs, such as door mats with our family name, or family photos on display?
  6. Are the carpets clean or do they need replacing?
  7. Have I cleaned and straightened storage areas and the garage?
  8. Have I removed some of the contents of kitchen cabinets to make them look more spacious, and are the cabinet doors attractive or do they need updating?
  9. Have I removed declutteredmy home and organozed the closets
  10.  Have I removed or mentioned to my realtor any  items that are not included, such as special chandeliers, shelving or garden plants?
  11. Have I arranged to keep pets out from under foot?
  12. Have I arranged to be out when buyers are being shown the home?
  13. Does my realtor know the schools and other features of the neighbourhood?
  14. Have I asked my realtor for a list of ways I can improve the "marketability" of my home without wasting time and money?
  15. Am I ready to disclose any structural defects such as roof, foundation or wiring problems on the "Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement."  [However, information you provide is not an unconditional guarantee.]
  16. Have I selected a real estate lawyer?
  17. Have I started looking for my new home?
  18. What do I need to do to prepare for my upcoming move?
  19. Can I look at my home through the eyes of the Buyer ?

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Ellen Peddle

Ellen Peddle

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*
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