3 Things To Do Before You List
Get your home ready to sell by following these tips:
1. Schedule Maintenance.
Buyers, especially first-time buyers, want a home they can move into right away; they don’t want to repair the roof or the furnace or replace windows with blown thermal seals before they move in. Do the scheduled maintenance and make repairs before you list your home for sale.
2. Create Light
Balance less natural light outdoors by turning the lights on inside. Since people naturally tend to buy emotionally, turning on the lights helps create a sense of warmth and coziness. Light a fire in the fireplace, if you have one, fill your home with the scents of the season, such as vanilla or fresh-baked cookies, and put a throw blanket on your sofa.
3. Give Your Home a Thorough Cleaning
Cleaning puts your home in its best light. Clean and polish all the horizontal surfaces of your home, including countertops, windowsills and baseboards; have the curtains dry-cleaned or otherwise laundered; wash windows, glass doors and their tracks; vacuum carpeting and polish all wood surfaces, including the floor.