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You don't need a ton of money to make your home look better to potential buyers. Here are a few inexpensive things you can do, which could make all the difference when it comes to selling your home. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Selling Your Home Checklist

Selling Your Home Checklist
Slope Style Realty
Make small fixes
Inspect your home with a buyers eyes, and
correct the flaws that are most egregious (if
affordable) or can be relatively easily
fixedfrom repairing cracks in the walkways to
repainting dingy walls or oiling creaky hinges.
Decide whether to work with an agent or self-sell
For a commission, an agent will take care of many
details you may not want to be bothered with
(placing ads, fielding calls, making signs, etc.)
and bring experience to the table. To find a good
one, ask friends and relatives, then interview
several candidates. Have each one walk through
your house to see how he or she would price it
and how the two of you get along. Sign an
agreement for the shortest commitment possible,
usually three to six months.
Set a price
A real estate agent will give you a market
analysis free of charge or commitment. Ask a few
to get a broader picture of the market, then ask
to see listings for properties similar to yours
that have sold in the past six months. Check out
comparable listings yourself in the real estate
section of your newspaper or on websites. Or get
an analysis from a certified appraiser. Then
decide whether you want a quick, easy sale or the
highest possible price.
Clean and declutter
Weed out excess furniture, knicknacks, and
stufftoss it, donate it, give it away, sell it
at a yard sale, or put it into storageso the
house seems more spacious and buyers can imagine
themselves in it.
Decide whether to do a prelisting inspection
It may save you time, especially with older
homes, to identifyand potentially solveproblems
your buyers inspection will discover later.
Stay vigilant about maintenance
From the moment you start showing your house,
keep the lawn mowed, shrubs trimmed, gardens
weeded, rooms spotless and clutter-free.
Ready your home for show days
Hide pocket able valuables, display fresh flowers
or bowls of fruit, bake a batch of cookies for
the homey smell, open the drapes, keep pets out
of sight, and stay quietly in the background.
Consider consulting a lawyer
If you do hire one, make sure he or she has real
estate experience.
Start organizing for your move
Once the sale is final, use the Moving Checklist
to help you hire movers, order supplies, and pack
up your belongings.
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