Getting Ready To List & Show Your House

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

When getting your house ready to list...here are a few things to consider :

 

-Get a pre-inspection 

-Replace any defective light bulbs

-Have the house professionally cleaned

-Have windows and vents cleaned

-Open curtains and blinds to allow maximum light

- Make sure your front door is inviting

-Replace the doormat

-Paint or replace the mailbox

-Repair and replace anything broken

-Keep trash cans emptied

-Have a pet plan 

-Organize and clear counters

-Donate unused items

There are many more steps, but this is a good start.

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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty
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Baltimore, Maryland


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Comments (13)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Margaret - my daughter and son in law are in the process right now.  A big job.

Dec 03, 2022 09:57 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Grant Schneider,

Hope your daughter has a good experience listing and selling. Do they live close enough that you can help them?

Dec 03, 2022 10:07 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret these are all great suggestions.  From a Loan Originator standpoint I really like your first suggestion of Sellers getting a pre-inspection, but Sellers rarely do it around here.  It would sure eliminate a lot of surprises if they did.

Dec 03, 2022 11:52 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto It would be good if more sellers would get a pre-inspection early in their decision to list. That would give them more time to address any needed issues.

Dec 03, 2022 11:56 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Margaret,

A great list to start you off if you are thinking of listing your home. Pre inspections is always a good thing to do and then issues can be addressed!

Dec 03, 2022 02:56 PM
Scott Schulte
Scott Schulte LLC - Phoenix, AZ

I have been in my personal home since 2003, I break out in sweats thinking about moving, and I'm in the help you move business.  Your suggestions are spot on! 

Dec 03, 2022 02:58 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  Good to see you. For some that pre-inspection can really be of value. 

Dec 03, 2022 03:18 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Scott Schulte, You are not alone. I tell my sellers that I'm never moving because I don't want to put the stress on myself that they are about to undergo.

Dec 03, 2022 03:20 PM
Scott Schulte

The rookie question, how did you tag me in that post?  Very Cool! 

Dec 03, 2022 08:49 PM
Scott Schulte

Thanks, I will check out that email right now. Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400.  A nice little hack I can use when responding! 

Dec 04, 2022 09:51 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Scott Schulte  Just type the '@' before any member name and it will auto-populate. I also sent you an email.

Dec 04, 2022 07:08 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Preparation is a very important part of getting ready to list, Margaret.  I like your list of focus.

Dec 03, 2022 11:43 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 03, 2022 11:44 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Yours is a very thoughtful list and one worth following.  I particularly like to have a pre-inspection.  It really helps to eliminate any surprises.  I do not like surprises!

Dec 04, 2022 04:18 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Ray Henson 

Pre-inspections can be beneficial when thinking about listing a home.

Dec 04, 2022 07:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. While all your points have great value, the first three are critical to a smooth transaction. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Dec 04, 2022 04:38 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Good morning, Wayne Martin Glad to see you.

Dec 04, 2022 07:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes indeed, these is a good list to get the process going!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Dec 04, 2022 05:13 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thanks, Kat Palmiotti Good to see you.

Dec 04, 2022 07:12 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat Thanks for the feature in OFC!

 

Dec 04, 2022 07:09 AM