Top Ten Things to Do Before Listing Your Property for Sale

Reblogger Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Real Estate Agent AB36113

I am a big believer in the 'KISS' method.  Vegas Bob has put together some important basics in preparing a home for it to go on, and be on, the market for sale.  Not enough can be said for clean and uncluttered.

Original content by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 65491

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. The agent 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



Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  

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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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

All good tips Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint and I am pleased that Robert Vegas Bob Swetz chose #1 correctly!

Jan 16, 2017 04:38 AM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This was an excellent post by Vegas Bob to reblog, Mark!  Those ten things are important for sellers to know.

Jan 16, 2017 05:40 AM #2
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Mark

Thanks for the repost and you could have added to the top of the list at number #1 that if anyone is interested in selling there home around communities in north Idaho to call MARK DON MCLINNES on the walk through

Jan 16, 2017 08:26 AM #3
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

This is a great choice for a re-blog Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint. Vegas Bob writes great blogs.

Jan 16, 2017 12:52 PM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Thank you for sharing this reblog with us.  Missed it the first time around.

Jan 16, 2017 01:09 PM #5
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


A great choice to re-post Robert Vegas Bob Swetz post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 16, 2017 06:48 PM #6
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

When I read #9 I got a shudder. I can't imagine leaving mildew in your shower and then using one like that day to day.

Jan 16, 2017 06:59 PM #7
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

lol... Debbie Reynolds most likely if mildew in the shower they are not looking at it daily.  lmao  Mark

Jan 17, 2017 11:12 PM #8
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 VB up on number 1 the next time I am ready to list something.

Jan 20, 2017 10:44 PM #9
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