Checklist to prepare your home for sale! 6

Thinking of Selling your home?

Are you thinking of selling your home? I wrote a post Before our appointment to list your home that shares some things that you need to prepare to list your home for sale.

Today, I want to share a few things that you can do before your home is listed to get it ready to shine in this highly competitive market. It is best to get these items completed before your home is seen by potential buyers. It also sets the stage for the photography of your home for all your advertising. It also has the you getting in the habit of having your home always ready for a showing.

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Get Rid of the Clutter!

  • Have a garage sale, donate a bunch of stuff to Goodwill and put anything unnecessary into storage
  • Counters clear, refrigerator art gallery removed and make sure that all lights are working
  • If you think it should be removed – REMOVE IT! Less is more!
  • Make sure each room has a clear purpose

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It is all about First Impression!

  • What condition is your mailbox in? Replace it with a new one if it looks sad. Plant flowers around the base.
  • House number clearly visible from the street? If not, make it so!
  • Fertilized the lawn about two weeks before putting it on the market, fill the flower beds with flowers
  • Buy a new welcome mat
  • Flower beds refresh the mulch beds
  • Make sure of your outdoor lighting is functioning, many home buyers check out the neighborhood at odd hours
Palm Springs Real Estate broker Claudine Messika says, “A properly staged home with no clutter sells in less time and for more money.  It is in the sellers best interest to de-clutter their home before putting it up for sale.”

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Thinking of selling your Erie County home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

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About Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051

Colleen Kulikowski is an Associate Real Estate Broker with J. Philip Real Estate specializing in Western New York residential homes who doesn’t follow trends; she blazes new trails and is able to recognize industry trends and implement them to her client’s best interest. Colleen has created a unique following with one of the top local internet positions in the country generating thousands of leads for her team. Real Estate is a second career for Kulikowski who’s first career was in Information Technology and Data Warehousing working for such companies as Radio City Music Hall, Nabisco Foods and as a consultant in the Financial and Insurance industries. A strong background in technology and management provides her with keen analytical and sharp negotiating skills.

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