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Home Selling 101

Chris and Maria Jeantet

You may have noticed that many real estate agents take a transactional approach to sales – identifying clients, closing the deal, and then moving on...

You may have noticed that many real estate agents take a transactional approach to sales – identifying clients, closing the deal, and then moving on...

Oct 30 2 minutes read

Getting your home ready to sell.

Here are some tops to help you prepare your home for its market debut.

Start packing valuables and items you don't plan to use until after you've moved, including any personal photos displayed in the home. Removing any clutter will make your home appear more spacious. While deciding what to pack, think about which appliances to take with you. For example, are the washer and dryer included or do you want to take them? 

Get your home move-in ready. Most buyers want a move-in condition when they buy. For example, painting the interiors a neutral shade or white is a simple way to make a home appear brighter and allows potential buyers to easily incorporate their style into the space. Also, be sure to complete regular maintenance on your home's heating and cooling and other systems to keep them in good working order for the next order.

Have a home inspection. In many cases, a buyer will hire a home inspector to inspect the property. However, hiring one beforehand will help you assess what may need to be fixed before you sell. If the inspector finds major issues with appliances or your home's plumbing/septic, heating or electrical systems, you may be required to make the repairs. Don't worry; this is a normal part of the process-one we're happy to guide you through.


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