Ok so the headline is a little alarming but The Mountain Life Team strives to keep you abreast of the most important real estate topics to really help you, our seller. Sometimes when selling a house, it’s easier to focus on the “big things” such as appraisals, setting the price just right, and those kind of hot-button items…right? However, we all know that the “small things” really DO matter…right? Well, here’s a helping hand! Slow down, take a deep breath and focus on these 5 practical ideas and you’ll be sure to see positive results. Have any specific questions or just want to bounce your ideas of someone who cares? The Mountain Life Team is always here to answer any questions you may have…Email or call us today 706.994.8686. Hope the tips below bring you wild success in selling your North Georgia house!
1st – Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.
2nd – Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make that house shine!
3rd – Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn out or will need to be replaced soon, such as your roof, carpeting or older appliances? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you don’t plan to do it yourself and have that information handy for your agent. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and will be handy when negotiations begin. Makes sense- right?
4th- Find your warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house. This is well worth your time!
Last tip… Spruce up with some curb appeal. Ok, so just pretend that you’re a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks and impediments? It’s easy to change your perspective when you become the buyer isn’t it?