5 Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA CalBRE#01966207


Spring cleaning is one of the many ways sellers in Pierce County Washington and beyond can prepare to sell your homeSpring fever time and based on our market report of homes listing and selling, it's definitely having an impact here in Pierce County Washington. If you are one of many who is working hard to get your home ready to sell, Michael J. Perry has some excellent tips for you and I wanted to share them with you. 

You can also find more ideas and tips at my Pinterest Board, Sell Your House Preparation, and at my site, KayeSwain.com. Of course, the most important tip is, GET STARTED. So without further adieu...  

Original content by Michael J. Perry

Get your West Lampeter house ready for saleThe Spring market is here! Having your home in top condition is important before putting it on the market. First impressions are everything for buyers who are making decisions based on how your home looks in listing pictures and during a showing. NAR and Houselogic suggest these as very important steps to take:

1. Have a home inspection- For $250 to $400, an inspector will warn you about troubles that could make potential buyers balk. 

2. Get replacement estimates- If your home inspection uncovers necessary repairs you can’t fund, get estimates for the work. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home and the repairs. Also hunt down warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for your furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items you expect to remain with the house.

3. Make minor repairs- Not every repair costs a bundle. Fix as many small problems—sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, dripping faucets—as you can. These may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression your house isn’t well maintained.

4. Clear the clutter- Clear your kitchen counters of just about everything. Clean your closets by packing up little-used items like out-of-season clothes and old toys. Install closet organizers to maximize space. Put at least one-third of your furniture in storage, especially large pieces, such as entertainment centers and big televisions. Pack up family photos, knickknacks, and wall hangings to depersonalize your home.

5. Do a thorough cleaning- If not, wash windows and leave them open to air out your rooms. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Wash light fixtures and baseboards, mop and wax floors, and give your stove and refrigerator a thorough once-over.

Lancaster and West Lampeter Township yards are soon going to be green, flowers will be blooming, and trees will have leaves again; the perfect time to show off your home and list it with The Perry Property Group. 


Michael J. Perry

RE/MAX Associates Of Lancaster


2421 Willow Street Pike     Lancaster, PA 17602

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Comments (4)

Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com
President of Retirement Media Inc. - Braselton, GA
55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities

Kaye thanks for the re-post of these suggested steps and your own comments.  I like number one for the seller to be pre-active and start with their own home inspection to discovered the good and bad before the purchaser does.

Apr 07, 2014 07:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kaye what a great re-blog every home seller should do this without a doubt, then the sales process would go a bit easier!, Endre

Apr 18, 2014 09:13 AM
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

So true, Endre, so true! 

Apr 27, 2014 01:50 PM
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

Great point, Robert. I totally agree! 

Apr 27, 2014 01:52 PM