Five Things To Do Before You Sell

Put your best foot forward!

  1. Don’t Turn Off Buyers. If you don’t have the resources to make repairs, get estimates from a reliable repair person on those items so that a buyer can know what to anticipate. Also, don’t expect to get top dollar for a house that needs work.
  2. Know What You are Selling. An inspection by a professional home inspector will let you, your Realtor, and potential buyers know if there are issues. You can either take care of them in advance or be prepared for what a buyer will want to negotiate.
  3. Be Prepared. Gather any warranties or guarantees on the heating/cooling equipment, kitchen appliances, and other items that will remain with the house.
  4. Pest Free. Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested.
  5. Legal Disclosures. Fill out a disclosure form provided by your Realtor. Take the time to be sure that you don’t forget problems, however minor, that might create liability for you after the sale.

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