Tips before you sell

Let us help you determine which process, improvements and repairs make the most sense so your sale will attain the highest price possible. We will bring in our trusted network of preferred vendors for quotes on repairs and upgrades. Nothing turns off a potential buyer faster than peeling paint, a broken window, or a splintered front step. A house in good condition demonstrates pride of ownership—one of your best sales tools. Start by covering these areas:

Fix or replace damaged flooring, such as torn linoleum or cracked tiles.

If you can’t afford to replace damaged or worn floors, please considering talking to us about our loan program or alternative lenders who will help you attain the resources needed to prepare the property in a manner that will net the greatest return on sale.

Fix any drains, faucets, or plumbing fixtures that aren't operating.

Fixes can range from replacing a faucet washer to buying a new toilet.

Paint the interior.

Fill and paint any cracks or holes in the walls. (You may need to repaint entire walls to mask such repairs.)

Replace burned-out bulbs and broken electrical sockets.

Most agents will want you to turn on all the lights before a showing.

Replace or fix broken stairs.

Fix any creaks as well.

Replace old locks and doorknobs.

Make it easy for a buyer to walk in.

Fix any doors that don't open easily, including the garage door.

If your garage door opener doesn't work, repair or replace it.
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