Checklist For Selling a House

Must-Take Steps For Selling a House

Buying a house can be stressful, but selling a house can be even worse. Selling a house requires a lot of work if you want to get a top dollar for your property. There are several things that you need to do as a seller to entice a potential buyer into making an offer. This article will explain the obvious and not so obvious steps you should take to ensure that your house fully presentable and will command top dollar.

Sometimes a Book Is Judged By the Cover

The first task is to make the outside clean and orderly. The reason that the outside of the house must be perfect is because that is really the first impression prospective buyers will have.

The first impression that you want to give is that you kept on top of the maintenance of all aspects of the house. Today, most buyers prefer to buy homes in move in condition because it is quite common for dual-income families to work long hours and not have the time to deal with repairs.

The grass should be cut and the fall leaves should be raked. Also, be certain that there isn’t any garbage laying around. Of course, if your house needs a fresh coat of paint, do it before you put it on the market.

The Inside Matters Too

For the inside of the house, be certain that all of the furniture is placed in logical locations. If you have one window with a nice view and another with a bad view, place the sofa in front of the bad window to allow the more desirable view for the buyers to see.

Make sure the air in the house has a nice scent, but do not overdo it. Spray some air fresheners each morning or burn some candles. Do not leave any candles burning while your buyers are in the house because that is a fire hazard.

Hide all any clutter and keep your newspapers and periodicals in an orderly fashion. Only today’s newspaper should be on display and in its original order, not scattered across the coffee table.

Also, when you’re selling a house, try to make arrangements for your pets to not be at home. You will detract buyers if they can’t freely access all parts of the house.


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