Interview, ask for referral, select and hire a seasoned Realtor® to get started
Review property comparables from your Realtor®
Market price is what a willing, ready and bank-qualified buyer will pay for a property and what the seller will accept for it.
Make Your Property Available And Pleasing To Show
No dirty dishes left in the sink or dishwasher.
Keep bathrooms clean.
Keep the home smelling fresh and clean. Use candles, plug-in air freshener prior to an open house.
Keep your front and back lawn well maintained.
Invest in potted plants or fresh flowers for landscaping at the entrance and other visible areas.
Repair broken steps.
De-clutter, De-personalize and Detach
Remove small decorative items and excess furniture.
Store away family photos and personal and political items.
Create a neutral space for prospective buyers to envision their life in the home.
Paint neutral colors in the home if possible.
Create A Move-In Condition
Do a walk through and repair or seal small cracks and nail holes in the walls.
Replace old caulking around tubs.
Repair dripping faucets.
Replace non-working light bulbs.
Instead of waiting until the last minute to purge. Start your packing process early. If you haven't needed the items in the last 6 months, start packing them away in boxes and store them in the closet or garage.
Purge first. You're moving anyway. So plan for a garage sale before your home go on the market so you won't have to move with things you don't need. Donate early.