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Getting Ready to Sell

Posted February 15th, 2016 under renovations and repairs, smart selling.

Although we've already had a bumper crop of sales in January, this is the time the spring market normally begins to pick up. If you're considering moving, it's important to fix all those little problems that crop up in your home during the winter.

Being diligent about repairs can give your home the edge over the competition. It's often the tiny flaws that stick out. With so many professionally-staged flips on the market now, you need a higher “wow factor” to compete.

Here is a checklist you should take through each of the rooms in your home to get them ready:

Once you have finished your checklist, it's a good idea to do a second walk-around to check for any other damage or problems. Your real estate agent can provide you with unbiased feedback. As homeowners, we often become so familiar with our home that we miss the tiny flaws that are right in front of us.

With your list of repairs now written, work your way through it one item at a time. Be diligent and don't skip items, even if the process becomes tiresome.

Just remember that a successful sale will make all of the work worthwhile!

Want to know more about helping your home sell? Just ask me, I'll be happy to help.

--Peter

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