Top Ten Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Top Ten Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale


 Top Ten Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale

1. Before you put your house on the market, even if you think it is in pristine condition, contact Real Estate agent Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  to walk through it. Vegas Bob may have suggestions for repairs or small improvements that could help you sell your house.

2. Maintain your lawn, garden, and shrubs. Keep the lawn watered and plant some flowers.

3. If you have a beautiful perennial garden or an herb garden that keep coming back each spring, shoot up a roll of film and put the pictures in an album for prospective buyers to look at. In the winter, people may have a hard time visualizing what the yard and garden will look like during the growing season.

4. Touch up the exterior paint if it's starting to flake or peel.

5. Have the chimney for both the furnace and the fireplace checked and cleaned.

6. Evaluate what your house looks like as you step in through the door. Does it look crowded or cluttered? Does it look like nobody lives there? Can people see past the "you" in the room and see the room itself?

7. Clean every room in the house thoroughly and get rid of the clutter and excess furniture. Have the carpets and draperies professionally cleaned. Put things in a storage locker if you have a lot of stuff. You'll make the rooms look bigger and brighter.

8. Make small fixes: touch up interior paint, or install new panels on the electrical switches. Fix drippy faucets, and update the knobs and handles on the kitchen cabinets. If a room really needs it, give it a new coat of paint in a neutral color. Have broken or cracked windows repaired or replaced. Wash the windows inside and out.

9. Clean the mildew out of your shower and touch up the grout.

10. Line up a professional cleaning service to come in while your house is on the market so you are always ready for short-notice calls seeking to set up viewings.

Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz 
8363 West Sunset Rd suite 190
Las Vegas Nevada 89113

702 443 7156



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Direct: 702.443.7156      

If you are interested in Investment Properties in Las Vegas and the State of Nevada I can help you with all your needs.

Las Vegas continues to be a very fast growing city with some great opportunities for employment, retirement and much more. Las Vegas is surrounded by many other places & cities of interest like Lake Mead, Salt Lake City, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Monterey Bay, Carmel, San Francisco, Newport Beach, San Diego, Reno, Phoenix, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and more.

"Have a Wonderful Day"


Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz


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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz looks forward to helping you list you home for sale and getting the best price possible ...

Jan 15, 2017 09:36 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning VB. Not maintaining your lawn is a big no-no as well as the inside.  It brings down the value to the buyers and they move on.

Jan 16, 2017 02:20 AM #2
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Excellent tips Vegas.  Sellers should never tire of all the tips available to them.  Most all will either make them, or save them, money in the long run.  Mark

Jan 16, 2017 03:18 AM #3
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz as I wrote Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint I am pleased your made chosing you as the #1 choice!

Jan 16, 2017 04:39 AM #4
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Vegas Bob, excellent tips and all are something sellers need to pay attention to and implement. Starting with hiring you for the job is the right decision!

Jan 16, 2017 07:34 AM #5
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

VB, Excellent list of things any seller should do prior tolisting their home. 

Jan 16, 2017 02:40 PM #6
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Vegas Bob

Very informative post thanks for sharing the Ten Things to do Before Listing Your Property.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 16, 2017 07:01 PM #7
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Those are some great tips.  You can never have it too clean, that's for sure.

Jan 16, 2017 07:45 PM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

VB, these are excellent tip for sellers to keep their house looking tip top while on the market.

Jan 17, 2017 04:34 AM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Vegas Bob

Congratulations on being awarded a feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 17, 2017 03:23 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

VB:) all good points and sellers need to listen otherwise it will be a longer sales process for less money, Endre

Jan 17, 2017 10:46 PM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

This is an excellent list and greatly increases the chances of a higher price and quicker sale. Thanks VB.

Jan 18, 2017 06:53 PM #12
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Excellent list Robert Vegas Bob Swetz. Following the advice on this list will ensure sellers that they are putting their home's best foot forward.

Jan 18, 2017 07:23 PM #13
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I like the photo album tip.  We're knee deep in snow right now and some garden pictures would be a refreshing sight.

Jan 19, 2017 03:43 PM #14
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great advice for anyone who's listing their home for sale, Bob.

Jan 20, 2017 06:24 AM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for sharing this, certainly one of the best pre listing lists that I have seen.  Will have to take you up on number 1 the next time I am ready to list something.

Jan 20, 2017 10:43 PM #16
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