There are some key items to address before listing your home for sale
As your real estate experts, Cervone, Deegan + Associates knows the important steps to take when you want to sell your home properly. Despite the hot market conditions today, it is still very important to have your home in perfect condition and showing that it is well maintained. Here are some areas to focus on that can make a big difference.
Perfect Your Landscaping
Spend some time tidying up your lawn and yard. This includes regular grass cutting, trimming of any overgrown hedges, raking up leaves and adding some fresh mulch to your beds. This is something you want to have done before you list the home but it is also important to maintain it during the marketing process. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend, consider hiring a professional to assist you.
Make sure your heating and cooling systems are in proper working order and have a fresh filter. Especially if your system is older you may want to have it serviced and retain your paperwork to share with sellers as an added asset. You will want all buyers to experience the right, comfortable temperature when touring the home and to also rest assured that the system has been cared for.
Another important thing includes doors and windows. Especially where most homes will have buyers enter from the front, your front door is key. Have your front door looking pristine with a fresh coat of paint and be sure it opens and closes with ease and without squeaks. If it is older then you may want to replace it altogether. This also goes for any windows that are damaged or not functioning properly.
You may have deferred updating the bathroom but now is the time to make it shine. Make sure all grout and caulking is fresh and free of mildew. A new mirror or faucet can help elevate the look to something more modern day while some colorful and matching hand towels and guest soaps make it warm and inviting.