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20 Steps to Sell Your Home

As a homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. With guidance from your RE/MAX Sales Associate, here are some simple steps to facilitate selling your home faster and at the best possible price.

  1. Make the Most of First Impressions

A well-manicured yard, neatly trimmed shrubs, and a clutter-free patio welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted front door. Work with your landscaper to blow away all leaves and be sure to freshen up the paint on yard walls. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.

2. Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends

Here is your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up in the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. A paint refresh adds value to your property. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look, “with a little work.”

3. Check Faucets and Bulbs

Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks, and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned-out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Don’t let little problems detract from what’s right with your home.

4. Don’t Shut Out a Sale

If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect’s mind. Don’t try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing.

5. Think Safety

Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps; roller skates on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs, and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for uninitiated visitors.

Check out our online guide 20 Steps to Help You Sell Your Home for the remaining valuable tips. Visit SunPropertiesAZ.com/about-fountain-hills.

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