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Tips on what you should do to get your home ready to sell


Posted: August 08, 2019 by Faith Robertson


Thinking about selling your home?  Take a look at our checklist to make sure you have everything covered.  Pretend that you are a buyer the next time you drive up to your home.  See your home from the buyer's perspective.  Start at the top and work your way down.

Roof, Gutters and Drainpipes

Check to see if there are any missing roof shingles and replace them.  Have your gutters cleaned out.  Make sure all gutters and drainpipes are secured to the home and not leaking.

Outside of the house

Wash the windows.  Paint light fixtures and remove any spider webs.  Fix the mailbox.  Paint your house number so it is easily seen.  Repaint the front door or add a wreath.  Pressure wash the siding.  Make the outside of your home inviting.  Give it curb appeal.

Landscaping

Make sure all of the shrubs around the house have been trimmed.  Weed the planting beds and keep the lawn cut while showing your home.  Curb appeal is important in order to gain interest in your home.

Declutter, Declutter, Declutter

People don't want to see all of your personal belongings.  They want to picture their furniture and belongings in the house.  Too much "you" can turn prospective buyers off.  Thin out your furniture, pack up the family pictures and knick knacks.  Give them the opportunity to envision themselves living there.

Clean

Clean your home from top to bottom.  Clean all tile and wood floors, have the carpet professionally cleaned.

Extras

Replace the carpeting with wood flooring or tile especially in the main living area if you are able.  It gives the home a cleaner more updated look.  Update bathroom and kitchen fixtures.  Paint rooms with neutral colors.  Some buyers will get turned off by a house of many colors...

Need tips from a professional?  Visit one of our offices along the Grand Strand, call one of our agents or visit our website at www.chicora.com.

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