3 Little Things You Have to Do Before You List your Home

Dated: July 11 2019

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If you're thinking about selling your home in Vero Beach, you'll want to make sure it's ready for buyers to fall in love with before you list it - but you can only do that if you've tackled these three essential tasks.

3 Little Things You Have to Do Before You List your Home

Check out these three tasks you need to handle before you list:

  • Clean and declutter your space
  • Tackle small repairs
  • Boost your curb appeal

Let's take a closer look at each.

#1. Clean and declutter your space

Buyers want to see that a house they're interested in buying is clean and easy to maintain - and you can help them see that (even if cleaning isn't your favorite way to spend a day) by making sure yours is spotless and in good repair.

We often recommend hiring a cleaning company to do a one-time deep-clean in the house before you list it. That way, you only have to maintain what the cleaning company has done while your house is on the market.

#2. Tackle small repairs

Minor repairs, like a leaky faucet or a scratch in the wall, need to be fixed before you list your house. Also:

  • Replace caulk around the tubs and sinks
  • Repair grout if necessary
  • Replace damaged window screens
  • Replace burned-out light bulbs

#3. Boost your curb appeal

Buyers start forming their first impression of your home when they pull up on the street in front of it - and you need that impression to be so good that they carry it into the house with them. Boost your curb appeal by:

  • Mowing the lawn
  • Trimming bushes, shrubs and trees
  • Repairing or upgrading gutters and downspouts
  • Cleaning the concrete and repairing cracks
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Chip Boyer

Chip is the IT Manager for Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. He handles the technology needs of the company as well as helping agents in their day to day problem solving.....

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