3 Things To Inspect Closely Before Selling A Home

The Real Estate Agent You’ll Hire
Before you hire a Real Estate Agent, you need to interview at least three agents but before you interview the three agents, google them.   

This will allow you to see who is well-adept at marketing themselves over the internet.  The Agent you hire must be an expert in digital marketing; if they can’t market themselves how will they ever be able to market your home for sale? Particularly, since the vast majority of home Buyers begin their home search online, over the internet, you want to make sure the Agent you hire knows how to get your home seen by prospective home Buyers.

A Real Estate Agent who is an expert at Social Media platforms for maximum exposure, will be the Agent best suited to get your home sold when you couple that with experience, the right skill set, a proven track record and customer reviews.

Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Walk to the street and take a look at your home from the curb – what do you see? Look at your home through the lens of a prospective home Buyer. Do you see a welcoming exterior that has been thoroughly cleaned of dirt, insects and grime removing any traces of the elements?
Take a look at your roof, gutters and fascia boards – are they all clean and in good shape free of any dirt, damage or falling apart? If these items show signs of seeing better days, then now is the time to clean your roof, fix your gutters and remove any rotting wood or insect damage from your fascia boards.

What does the exterior paint work look like?  When you live in your home for years on end, you can grow accustomed to dull, lifeless, chipping paint. Blistering sun along with wind and rain can really do a number on your home’s painted exterior. If you’re seeing dingy paint, now may be the time to add a fresh coat of paint to brighten your home’s exterior walls. And, don’t forget the front door!

Lastly, what about your landscaping? Have you trimmed your trees, bushes and hedges, garden beds and cut your grass? Do you see any overgrown weeds that don’t belong? How about the garden beds – are they in need of a fresh layer of mulch? Your landscaping is all about removing the dead and adding some brightly colored florals and greens that will welcome a home Buyer inside your home.

Your Home’s Interior

What about all of those little things that you’ve been meaning to take care of in your home? Are they suddenly staring you in the face making you wonder how this home was cared for day in and day out?

Do you see dust on hard to reach spots, such as ceiling fan blades and air conditioning vents?   Do you see scuff marks on walls or dents in the walls?  If you do, clean, paint and/or patch the walls.  

Does it seem that your sinks, tubs and toilets all seem to be filled with stains from water leaks or just everyday use? If so, get the product with your trip to Home Depot, that can repair the leaks and remove the stains.

These are all examples of the little things outside and inside your home that can really shout to a home Buyer that you haven’t been keeping up with the maintenance of your home.  Never, ever let prospective home Buyers think you haven’t been caring for your home as that is the fastest way to a price reduction when the only thing you’ve had on your mind is to sell your home fast and for the most money.