Top Five Things To Do Before Listing Your Home

Real Estate Agent with Metro West Realty GA RE#258608

I am a list person. I always make lists of things to do, so that I can thoroughly and methodically check things off one at a time.  So I thought I'd make a list of things do before listing your home for sale.  Believe it or not, people are still buying and selling homes in this market.

1. Begin to punch out the punch list. Fix the little things, like the doorbell, the door handle, the hole in the wall, etc....

2. Clean, clean and clean. Deep clean your home

3. Paint something near the front door.

4. Call your mortgage company to get a firm payoff amount. Don't just go by the last mortgage statement, you'll end up surprised by the numbers.

5. Call your local REALTOR, preferrably me! :-)  A REALTOR can help you price your home right for any market condition.

If you will punch out your list, then you're ready to list your home.  It's somewhat tough to be on the market, if you're not used to making your bed and picking up the home each day.  These are little things that help it show even with a last minute appointment.

If you live in West Georgia, you can go to for an up-to-date look at our local market.

Happy Selling!

Dwayne Hicks

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Dwayne Hicks, Broker

Metro West Realty
850 Cedar StreetCarrollton, GA 30117 (custom home search)


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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Lists before you list is a great way to make sure that sellers put their best house forward and realize the most from their real estate investment.

Sep 15, 2010 12:07 AM #1
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

I also encourage sellers pre-listing inspectons done so they know what potential issues are coming up ...

Sep 15, 2010 12:08 AM #2
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Dwayne:

I guess I'll have to add your list to my list so I can coach clinet before we listmarket their home.

Sep 15, 2010 12:19 AM #3
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Good list Dwayne.  Like Carol, I always mention getting a professional inspection.  It will save time and hassle once a firm offer is received.

Sep 15, 2010 12:56 AM #4
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