Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

getting your home ready to sell

When you are getting ready to put your home on the market, it is crucial to ensure that it is in good condition. The best way to do this is to have it inspected by a professional, but there are some things you can do on your own. This article will discuss getting your home ready to sell.

All Utilities Are On

It’s essential to make sure all utilities are on before an inspection. In addition, it’s a good idea to have your utility connections professionally inspected to ensure that everything is up to code. The home inspector should look at all of these connections.

Follow the essential checklist below for the specifics.

  • Plumbing – no leaks or damage, and correctly sloped.
  • Water Heater – appropriately vented, no rust, adequate to sustain the whole house.
  • Water Pump – does not short cycle.
  • Electrical – visible wiring is in good condition, with no exposed wires.
  • Main Service panel – cables attached using proper cable connectors.
  • Heating/Cooling System – There is good airflow and no signs of rust, and the air filters are clean.

Improve Your Exterior (Curb Appeal)

An attractive curb can go a long way toward reeling potential buyers. So make sure your yard and house exterior are in tip-top shape. Creating great curb appeal is something you can do on your own unless much construction is needed.

  • Trees and lawn adequately kept.
  • The fence, deck, and garages are in excellent condition; no termite damage.
  • The doors and windows are clean. Polish the doorknob if necessary.

Improve Your Interior

As for the interior, you’ll need to clean and declutter every room and make repairs where necessary. You might also want to invest in simple upgrades, like new light fixtures or updated appliances.

  • Clear books, newspapers, and other clutter
  • Mop hard floors
  • Vacuum rugs and upholstered furniture
  • Wipe down and dust surfaces
  • Sweep fireplace
  • Clean appliances
  • Wipe countertops, cabinets
  • Clean sink
  • Wipe wet shower stalls and bathtubs
  • Empty trash bins
  • Clean sinks, mirrors, and faucets
  • Stowaway laundry

Check your Roofing

A home inspector will almost certainly take a look at your roof, and if they see any problems, it will reflect poorly on the overall condition of your home. Therefore, you must take the time to repair any leaks or damage before putting your home on the market.

In addition, you should also consider replacing any old or worn-out shingles or roof tiles. A well-maintained roof will improve the appearance of your home, but it will also give buyers peace of mind knowing that they won’t have to deal with any major repairs down the road.

Final Words

Most buyers want assurances that they will not shoulder costly repairs after purchasing a home. Anything that a seller can do to alleviate those concerns makes your home more valuable.

If you’re looking for a title company in the Knoxville or Dickson area, we can help. Title Group of Tennessee can handle every aspect of your real estate transaction. We provide a wide range of services to assist you in closing your deal and making sure everything goes smoothly.

Our team knows Knoxville and the surrounding counties very well, so we’ll get the job done as directed. To find out more about our services or how we can help you, call us today at 865-392-5801 or click here.

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