Imagine you are the buyer!

With buyers, first impressions count.  A small investment in time and money will give your home an edge over other listings in the area when the comes to show it to a prospective buyer.  We suggest if you’ve been in your home for at least 5 years a pre-listing home inspection is worth the money.  Find out what needs repaired and fix those items before you put your home on the market for sale.

Here are some suggestions that will help you to get top market value:

General Maintenance

  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Tighten doorknobs
  • Replace burned out lights
  • Clean & repair windows
  • Touch up chipped paint
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Repair leaky taps & toilets
  • Clean & tidy entrance
  • Functional doorbell
  • Polish door hardware
  • Paint front door

Spic & Span

  • Shampoo carpet
  • Clean washer, dryer & tubs
  • Clean furnace
  • Clean refrigerator & stove
  • Clean & freshen bathrooms

Curb Appeal

  • Mow lawns or Shovel snow
  • Trim shrubs & trees
  • Weed & edge gardens
  • Pick up any litter
  • Clear walk & driveway of leaves
  • Repair gutters & eaves
  • Touch up exterior paint

The Buying Atmosphere

  • Be absent during showings
  • Turn on all lights
  • Light fireplace
  • Open drapes in the daytime
  • Play quiet background music
  • Keep pets outdoors or in a confined, locked area

The Spacious Look

  • Clear stairs & hallsways
  • Store excess furniture
  • Clear counters & stove
  • Make closets neat & tidy

These are just a few tips to preparing your home for sell.  If you are ready to sell your home, please give Achievers Real Estate a call for a FREE home selling consultation. 866-861-3948 X700