First Steps to Listing Your Home for Sale

October 22, 2015

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Taking these initial steps to prepare your home for sale are some of the most beneficial steps to take when it comes to listing your home on the market. These are what I like to call my ‘listing prep basics’.

Declutter: Now is the time to go through those closets and shelves, start packing what you don’t need for the next 3-6 months. If you haven’t seen or used something in 6+ months, decide if it’s a need or a want and either put it in an off-site storage unit or donate it. You may also call places like 1-800-Got-Junk, they’ll remove and recycle for you.

Repair: If there are repairs around the house that are visible to the naked eye or that you know about and haven’t gotten to, take care of them now. No house is perfect and every house will have a list of imperfections when it comes to the buyer’s inspection. Putting the effort into completing known repairs beforehand will have a positive impact when that time comes.

Refresh: If the wall color is not in the neutral color wheel or is damaged, repair and refresh the paint. Clean from top to bottom, including the carpets, windows and drapery. Don’t forget about curb appeal, replace any dead plants and keep up with seasonal maintenance.

When you work with my team, we will go through each area of your property and discuss what is best based on your needs and wants from the sale. We’re here to help you throughout the entire process, every step of the way.

Check out this video for my number one recommended step in preparing to list your home for sale.

If you or someone you know is thinking about buying a home and/or selling your current home, contact The Better Living Group today! We are here to provide you with information on purchasing a home and a free market analysis for the home you are considering to sell. The Better Living Group are Real Estate professionals in the Twin Cities and Greater Metro areas who are ready and able to assist with all of your Real Estate needs and goals and to provide only the best Real Estate service to all of our clients past, present and future.

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