Are you planning on selling this spring? If your answer is "yes", then now is the time to start planning. It's incredibly important to get your home ready if you want to get great selling results. Here are a few tips to help you with that process:
Check the age of various large components to your home. Make sure to look at items like your roof, furnace, central air unit, and hot water heater to make sure they are still in working order. All of these items have a certain life expectancy, and if needed, it may be better to replace them now rather than having an emergency later. A well-versed Realtor can help advise you.
Bring in a Realtor. We work with both buyers and sellers all the time, so we know what to expect from each side of the transaction. We know what's working, what's not working, and what buyers want in a home!
Consider hiring a professional inspector. Having a pre-inspection done can be important for a number of reasons, one being that an inspector will be able to identify things that are wrong with the house before a buyer comes across them. You can then make those changes and document them for the buyer.
Pretend that you're a potential buyer and do a walk-through. Really go through your house and look at it with the eyes of a buyer. Go in, take a look, and identify things that need to be fixed before you would buy it.
Consider renovations and upgrades. Doing huge projects before selling isn't always the best idea because you won't always get the return you're hoping for. However, there are various small upgrades you can do to add value to your home. If you make the right improvements, you will get your money back!
If you have any questions about the selling or buying process, please call us. We're available to help!