The Ultimate Seller's Checklist

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Are you planning to put your home on the market sometime soon? When putting your home up for sale there are several things you need to keep in mind in order to get your home sold quickly and at the highest price possible. Here is a look at my ultimate seller’s checklist to help you get the best results. http://sellingwarnerrobins.com/why-sellers-need-a-realtor/

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The Ultimate Seller's Checklist

  1. 1. Are you planning to put your home on the market sometime soon? If so, there are several things you need to keep in mind in order to get your home sold quickly and at the highest price possible. Here is a look at the ultimate seller’s checklist that you should follow in order to get the best results. Kitchen Seller's To-Do List Repaint- Repainting the walls a neutral color will appeal to a broader range of buyers and will provide a major facelift. Painting is the easiest and most The Ultimate Seller's Checklist Clean appliances, range hoods & fixtures and deodorize the dishwasher, garbage disposal & refrigerator Landscaping Create curb appeal by trimming bushes, planting flowers, and mowing the lawn Bathrooms Clean fixtures & tile grout and remove soap, mildew, mold and lime deposits from the shower, tub and sink Attic Clean out clutter and donate unneeded items Living Room Decorate with non- personal photos or artwork and add attractive accents such as area rugs and flowers Bedrooms Remove children's toys from view and put up any personal knick-knacks that does not add to the room's appeal All Rooms Remove furniture that is not essential and depersonalize your home Did you know? Replace Faucets- Replacing faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms will provide a quick update. Select a water-efficient model to appeal to a growing number of buyers looking for eco-friendly homes. Reface Cabinets- You can quickly give your kitchen cabinets a makeover on a budget simply by just refacing them without having to replace them. Fix Screens and Windows- Torn screens and broken windows are unappealing
  2. 2. easiest and most effective way to increase the value of your home! and broken windows are unappealing and not energy-efficient. Up-to-code- Make sure repairs are up- to-code and hire an inspector if necessary. Make Necessary Repairs You will need to make repairs before you put your home on the market. Do not overlook necessary repairs like cracked tiles or leaky faucets. Make an effort with some upgrades, particularly in the kitchen and in the bathroom. Even something as simple as installing new faucets or a new toilet can go a long way toward attracting buyers. Remove Clutter Clean Up The more clutter you can remove and the cleaner you can make your home, the more appealing it will be to potential buyers. Clear the kitchen counters, put up children's toys, pack up clothing, remove extra furniture, and take out personalized items. Buyers need to be able to see themselves in your home without being distracted by your "stuff." You will need to thoroughly clean every surface in your home. Deep clean every room, which includes washing the walls, cleaning the baseboards, and cleaning all the appliances. Do not cut corners on this step, really take take the time to clean your home and it will definitely impress potential buyers. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Clear kitchen counters and clean out cupboards to minimize Address and remove odors in your home such as pet or smoke Invest in softer, lower wattage bulbs which can be more flattering in the QUICK SELLING TIPS Remove extra furniture to provide more space and to make the room Maximize curb appeal with manicured landscaping and an up-kept home
  3. 3. minimize clutter or smoke odor flattering in the home make the room look bigger an up-kept home exterior BIGGEST MISTAKES PRICE CONDITION MARKETING Setting your price too high is a surefire way to drive away buyers. Research has shown that it is harder to sell a home that has been on the market for a long time set for too high of a price. Be realistic. Price your home based on the market and what similar homes are averaging in your area. Ignoring the condition of your home, such as ignoring chipped paint or broken tiles can be detrimental to you selling. Buyers will notice these things and will more than likely become disinterested in your home. Invest the time and money to make the necessary changes in improving your home's condition. Small upgrades and repairs will go a long way towards selling. Poor marketing can hinder your home from selling quickly and for a decent price. Not properly utilizing the power of technology to market your home will stop you from reaching out to a wide array of potential buyers. Hire an experienced real estate agent in your area who will properly market your home with an aggressive and effective marketing plan. HIRE A REALTOR® Aspects to Focus on When Choosing a Realtor® Experience- Are they licensed? Work fulltime? How long have they been aRealtor®? Market Expertise- Do they spec
  4. 4. Homes listed with Realtors® make $41,000 more on average! Market Expertise- Do they specialize inyour area? Have a consistent presence ina particular community? Negotiating Skills- Do they have strongnegotiating skills? Do they understand theintricate elements of a purchase contract? Tech-Savvy- Are they tech-savvy? Dothey use social media? Have a website?Do they use search engine optimization(SEO)? Honesty & Integrity- Are they genuine,sincere, or reliable? Can they deliver thehard truth? Do they have your bestinterests at heart? PRICE TO SELL To accurately price your home, your Realtor® will compare your home to “comparables,” which are similar homes. BASED ON CRITERIA SUCH AS Comparable homes are often your competition and buyers are interested in the best value between the two. So set the price accurately and carefully to ensure that you attract Price Range Similar Homes Sold in Past 3-6 Months Square Footage Number of Bedrooms Number of Bathrooms SF
  5. 5. are interested in the best value between the two. So set the price accurately and carefully to ensure that you attract buyers and ultimately sell your home. For More Selling Tips and Useful Real Estate Info Check Out: www.sellingwarnerrobins.com Anita Clark Realtor Sources: http://sellingwarnerrobins.com/2011/11/seller-tips-a-sellers-checklist/ http://sellingwarnerrobins.com/2011/08/3-biggest-seller-mistakes/ http://sellingwarnerrobins.com/2012/04/seller-tips-simple-repairs-to-sale/ http://sellingwarnerrobins.com/2012/10/seller-tips-proven-home-staging-stragegies/

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