Getting Ready to Sell
If you are thinking of selling your home this spring, there are some simple and inexpensive things you can do now that will help your cause later. Especially since experts say it takes at least 30 days for homeowners to get their home ready to sell.
A great way to start is to look at homes for sale online or attend open houses in your neighborhood to see how your home compares to others. This will get you thinking like a buyer and help you identify possible improvements and upgrades you can make to your own home. You can also have family members or friends walk through your home as if they were prospective buyers so they can point out things that you might not see. Take notes on their comments and plan on repairing or replacing those items.
Then there are the obvious things. Start removing clutter. Clean, clean, clean. Paint walls with neutral colors. Make minor repairs. Get your systems checked and maintained. And don't forget about the outside. If potential buyers don't like the outside, there's a good chance they won't even want to see the inside. So, start working on the landscaping and making the home's entrance inviting.
Finally, don't forget that you can always consult with a local realtor. They are a valuable resource of information that will help your home sell for top dollar.
Jerry Fisher, RE/Max equity group
255 SW First Ave, Canby, OR 97013
503-989-0570 or 503-266-4747