BEFORE listing and marketing a home sellers should talk to their tax professional
Many sellers know to paint, install new carpet if needed and clean the house BEFORE listing their home but often stop short of minor items in the hope the buyers will not notice. Savvy sellers go through each room and fix the little stuff: burnt out or dim light bulbs, mismatched, missing or broken switch plates, dripping faucets, cabinet doors that do not close properly.
DURING the marketing period it is important to make showings easy and LEAVE the house
DURING the transaction smart sellers do not talk to neighbors about the deal or their situation
DURING the entire process, successful sellers return their agent's calls and reply to emails promptly
AFTER the sale, all documentation must be kept for the time period applicable to all tax receipts