Elizabeth Eversen
Elizabeth Eversen
(805) 815-1976(805) 815-1976

5 Things To Do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

When you list your home, and open it up for potential buyers to see, you want to make sure your home can be shown at its best. Not only that, but doing some initial troubleshooting for any potential problems with your home can save you lots of headaches during a property inspection. Here are some basic things you can do to get ready to list your home. I have a comprehensive checklist in my pre-marketing plan to sell your home. Please feel free to contact me.

 

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.

 

2. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.

 

3. Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to be replaced soon, such your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you don’t plan to do it yourself. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and will be handy when negotiations begin.

 

4. Find your warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house.

 

5. Spruce up the curb appeal. Pretend you’re a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks and impediments?

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Elizabeth Eversen

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Elizabeth Eversen

Your Camarillo and Ventura County Real Estate Professional

CA BRE# 01912095

EEversen@BHHSCalHomes.com

350 N. Lantana G-1, Camarillo, CA 93010

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty

350 N. Lantana St., G-1. Camarillo, CA 93010

Elizabeth is your go-to realtor for buying and selling your next home or investment property. Serving the real estate needs of home buyers, sellers, and property investors in Ventura County including Camarillo, Santa Rosa Valley, Ventura, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark, and Westlake Village. Elizabeth specializes in Camarillo’s many distinctive neighborhoods from Village at the Park, Mission Oaks, Spanish Hills, Sterling Hills, Las Posas Estates, Camarillo Heights, Camarillo Springs, University Glen, Santa Rosa, Somis, and Old Town Camarillo. ©2017. BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity.

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