RYE, N.Y. -- Thinking of putting a home on the market this coming spring? If so, now is the time to get everything in tip-top shape. Below are several helpful tips to get started on the road toward a quick home sale at the best price.
Spruce up the exterior of your home. While the weather is still cooperating, address any exterior paint, shingle, chimney, stonework, driveway, and landscaping issues. A long cold winter may delay these repairs and cause a home to be in less than perfect condition during the prime March through June selling season.
Take exterior photographs of your home during the beautiful fall weather. Outstanding photography is the key to impressing a buyer, so be sure to take stunning photos that include the fall colors.
Think about investing in a pre-listing engineering inspection. Buyers and sellers don’t like surprises. A pre-listing inspection can help sellers discover any issues a home may have in advance, which can allow time to correct any problems and offer sellers enough confidence to withstand even the most detailed buyer scrutiny.
Use the long winter months to prepare the interior of your home. Start with de-cluttering. Decide what to keep and then it's time to sell, donate, put in storage, or throw away any unneeded clutter. This will help make space look larger and neater during showings.
Consider investing in the most important rooms in the house, the kitchen and bathrooms. Think about re-grouting, replacing broken tile, and even re-glazing older bathtubs and tile to repair any damages. Old, dark wood kitchen and bathroom cabinets should be painted in brighter, fresher colors and out-of-date hardware and lighting fixtures can be easily replaced with more contemporary styles.
Interview realtors to decide whom you want to work with to sell your home. Interview more than one realtor before making the final decision. Realtors can help save time and money and can turn a potentially overwhelming and stressful experience into a smooth and successful one.
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