Things To Do Before Selling Your Home with Will Carter

Before putting your home on the market, homeowners can utilize some inexpensive ways to maximize their home’s appeal. With recommendations from Phoenix real estate expert Will Carter, homeowners can feel comfortable that they will not only be maximizing their home’s allure, but ultimately maximize their sale price.  

Acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions. To give you an advantage over other properties, Will Carter provides some suggestions before bringing your home to the market. 

Start off by checking the value of your home using Will Carter’s property valuator. Knowing the value of your property helps to accurately list your property, as it can help remove any subjective bias one has of their home. Listing too high can deter prospective buyers and too low will sell your property for less than it is worth. 

To sharpen up the exterior of your house:

  • Keep the grass freshly cut
  • Remove all yard clutter
  • Apply fresh paint to wooden fences
  • Paint the front door
  • Weed and put mulch down to garden beds
  • Clean windows inside and out
  • Wash or paint home’s exterior
  • Tighten and clean all door handles
  • Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached

In freshening up the interior, homeowners can:

  • Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture, and knickknacks (a temporary self-storage unit can be useful)
  • Clean or touch up with paint walls and ceilings
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Clean and organize cabinets and closets
  • Repair all plumbing leaks including faucets and drain taps
  • Clean all light fixtures

For showings:

  • Turn on all the lights
  • Open drapes in the daytime
  • Keep pets secured outdoors
  • Play quiet background music
  • Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate)
  • Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla

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