Prior to Putting Your Home on the Market
We can help you decide which, if any, home improvement jobs should be tackled, both inside and out. You may have only one chance to attract potential buyers' interest when they view your home, so you don’t want easily correctable issues to prevent them from making an offer or even taking the time to see the inside of your property.
Just a few examples of where to begin include: A fresh coat of neutral paint in your bedrooms and new cabinet knobs in the kitchen and bathrooms are small changes that buyers will appreciate. Thoroughly clean the insides of appliances, wash and deodorize carpets and wash windows. In addition, clean out closets and cabinets; this gives your home a more spacious appearance. Check for and repair cracks, leaks and other damage to walls, floors, paint and attic.
You also need to ensure that your home's exterior curb appeal is attractive to buyers. Maintain the upkeep of your existing landscaping and let us help review what changes will improve your property’s appearance from the outside. A few potted plants and bark around planting areas can freshen up your yard and entry way. Examine doors, windows and the overall exterior for peeling paint. Repair loose or damaged roof shingles, siding and caulking.
Not all improvements to your home are worth the investment when you are planning on selling now or in the near future. Let us help you navigate needed repairs so you can put your money in the right places and help recoup your repair dollars. If you need help finding the right painter, house cleaner, etc., we maintain a list of preferred vendors that we and our clients have used in the past and can recommend to you. We’re here to help, even before your home is put on the market!