Posted by Sue Ann Wilkinson on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM By Sue Ann Wilkinson / February 5, 2020 Comment
- List problem areas of your home. Walk the home and property. This might require a jacket, but it’s worth it. Write down everything that doesn’t function properly or is unsightly.
- Prioritize your repairs and upgrades. Organize your list of problem areas from the most to the least important. Think small-to-large and front-to-back. In other words, now is not the time to tackle large renovations, which do not always give a full return on investment. List first the small things that will repair quickly and inexpensively, with an extra focus on items that will be seen first by potential buyers. So, the front of the house, the front rooms, and the kitchen. You may not get to all items.
- Get estimates for the repairs you hope to make and set aside money for them. Putting money into the house during this phase of home-selling is a wise investment, as serious buyers often walk away from homes that need too much work. Other buyers will give low-ball offers because they sense that the seller is not truly prepared to show the home well.
- Set a deadline for when you hope to put your house up for sale. You can always bump it back, but having a goal helps to organize your repair personnel and your own time. There will be bumps along the way. Don’t lose hope! The housing market is strong and by starting early, you have more time on your hands than most.
- Contact me at 801-949-7089. When it comes to selling homes, I have got your back. Sue Ann and her partner Stephanie quickly and painlessly walk you through the first steps to the last. Relax. Selling a home has never been easier. Call today for our professional marketing plan.