Ok… so you have made a decision to sell your home.
Marvellous! You are probably excited to move forward in your life. Chances are that you have cleaned and decluttered your home before listing it.
There are certain maintenance tasks that you should do before you put your home on the market.
Below is a checklist of some of the tasks that need to be done, so that a buyer won’t devalue the price.
Make sure that:
- the pavement grass is mowed
- bricks are free of weeds
- there are no overgrown trees and shrubs
- litter surrounding entrance
- dirty utensils, broken furniture, cushions lying around
- garden refuse or black bags and dustbins
- ensure they are clean with no debris overflowing
- see that there is no mould on walls or windows
- should be clean and sparkling
- check that there aren’t any gaps between doors and frames
- replace seals if necessary
- also make sure all doors are in good condition
Doorknobs and locks
- see that they are in good working order
- replace them if necessary
- sticking cabinet drawers are irritating and noisy
- use candle wax to ensure they operate smoothly
By taking care of these minor aspects of a home you can increase the perceived value of the property. This will reduce the chance of a buyer making a lowball offer.
The cliche “First impressions count” is still true when showing off a property.