21 TIPS TO SELL YOUR HOME!
TO HELP YOUR HOME SELL FASTER AND FOR MORE MONEY, ASK YOURSELF...
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?
Is there any landscaping or gardening to consider doing, such as reseeding a lawn?
Do the windows and window screens work well and look good?
Are major appliances operating properly?
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?
Are the carpets clean or do they need replacing?
Have I cleaned and straightened storage areas and the garage?
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?
Have I removed excess furniture from rooms and some of the clothes from closets to improve them visually?
Have I removed or mentioned to my realtor any attached items that are not included, such as special chandeliers, shelving or garden plants?
Have I arranged to keep pets out from under foot?
Have I arranged to be out when buyers are being shown the home?
Does my realtor know the schools and other features of the neighbourhood?
Am I familiar with similar homes on the market?
Will the asking price attract buyers while still giving some room for negotiation?
Have I asked my realtor for a list of ways I can improve the "marketability" of my home without wasting time and money?
Have I selected a real estate lawyer?
Have I started looking for my new home?
What do I need to do to prepare for my upcoming move?