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How To Prepare To Sell Your House
Make sure your home is in good shape before you put it on the market. Your home must have great curb appeal and be in good repair so that potential buyers will want to stop to look at it. Make sure everything looks great and works well. Paint the whole house if it needs it, or just the trim, shutters and door to freshen things up. Sweep or pressure wash the front walk and porch. Clean the windows and glass; replace any burned-out lights in the outdoor lighting. Add planters with seasonal-appropriate decorations to stand out.
If you are moving to take a new job or position, check into your company’s relocation assistance. They might offer resources to make things easier. Check with your human resources department.
Get rid of the junk. Throw things out or rent a storage locker. It is important to clear out the clutter. Buyers are looking for light and open space. To make your home show the best, you should be able to walk a group comfortably though the house and actually walk into the “walk-in” closets. If a buyer sees cluttered closest, they assume there is not enough room for their things.
A good way to select a REALTOR is to ask them for their advice. What would they highlight about your home? What would they change before it goes on the market? Review the list of possible repairs that you made. Find out how long each has been a REALTOR, experience counts. A good REALTOR will stay on top of what is happening with mortgages and finance rates, keep looking at comps and see trends before they happen.
Sam Lepore is a Realtor with Keller Williams in Moorestown, NJ. Call him today at 856.297.6827 ....