Arrange a presale home inspection with me
An inspection will reveal trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers. You as the seller may be able to make repairs before showings begin or adjust the sale price accordingly.
Organize and clean
Clear away clutter and pack up seldom-used items, such as countertop appliances and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Put items in storage or pack them in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.
Get replacement estimates
Get estimates on the cost of replacing big-ticket items, such roofing, carpeting, or an appliance, even if the seller doesn't plan to replace the item. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home and will be handy when negotiations begin.
Find warranties and user manuals
Gather up the warranties and user manuals for the furnace, AC, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house. Add a Sellers Warranty.
Spruce up the curb appeal Trim the lawn and bushes and neaten flower beds. Do not allow any bushes, or trees to be touching the home. Make sure the address is clearly visible. Mend cracks in walkways and clear obstacles from the entrance
16 Reasons to Sell:
1) Home is too small First-time home buyers often outgrow their "starter" homes. Increased family size is the main reason home owners need a larger home.
2) Upgrade For a bigger, grander, more upscale home and neighborhood.
3) Fix purchase error Owners might believe they made a mistake when purchasing their present home and want to rectify that mistake. Maybe they thought they could get by without a back yard but yearn to garden, or the dining room in the center of the house annoys them, or they no longer enjoy the underbelly of planes flying overhead within inches of their face.
4) Job transfer Relocation makes it necessary for many to pull up roots and move. If the commuting distance exceeds an hour, most people would prefer not to spend two hours in traffic every day. Including Military Relocation Orders.
5) Personal Relationships Moving in with a partner or getting married can mean one of the parties will need to sell, especially if both owned homes prior to the commitment. On the other hand, break-ups cause owners to sell as well for three basic reasons:
One party may need to buy out the other and not have the cash available.
The home may not be affordable to sustain on one person's income.
The home holds bad memories, making a fresh start desirable.
6) Neighborhood changes The neighborhood might have changed for the worse, economically, socially or physically. For example, maybe a freeway was constructed nearby. Maybe the next-door neighbors receive visitors who arrive wearing striped pajamas at 2 AM. Or they have hung sheets over their windows while a skunk-like odor permeates the air.
7) Empty nest The kids have grown up and moved out. The owners want a smaller home.
8) See family more often Some people want to be closer to their family as they age and will move to be near relatives. Parents want to be near children. Grandparents, near their children and grandchildren.
9) See family less often To put more distance between the home owners and relatives. Some might move out of state to keep harmony within the family.
10) Retirement Active-adult communities are attracting many buyers over the age of 55. These planned communities have golf courses, club houses, workout facilities, week-end social gatherings, back-yard barbecue parties and more, all designed for people over 55.
11) Health problems Physical ailments such as knee or back problems make it difficult for an aging population to climb stairs in a two-story, so a one-story home may be more practical.
12) Deferred maintenance. Some people don't want to put on a new roof, replace the siding or buy a new furnace, so it's easier to buy a newe home.
13) Home improvement perfection. A small segment enjoys fixing up and selling, spending time, money and effort on remodeling, and once the work is completed, it's time for a new project, it's a way to maintain balance while mastering a hobby.
14) Cash in equity prefers to use the cash they have in the home
15) Lifestyle change Tired of owning a home and would prefer to travel, pursue a hobby or be less responsible.
16) Hardship loss of family member, divorce, loss of job, medical illness.
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