Seller's Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale | Briten Team
Are you thinking of selling your home to take advantage of the current seller's market but unsure of where to begin? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our seller's checklist timeline to prep your home for sale. If you're looking for a more in-depth list please reach out and we'll provide you with our Pre-Listing Booklet that contains more information!
As Soon As You Think Of Selling
Starting early with the preparation process will allow you to tackle repairs and upgrades that can increase your property's value. Connect with us to have the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your side. We can help you boost your home's appeal to buyers and customize a plan that works for you.
Check out our timeline to make sure you're ready to sell when the time is right. Address major issues and upgrades, make minor repairs, refresh your design, declutter and depersonalize, and deep clean your home. Tidy up the exterior, deep clean the interior, and do pre-showing prep to give potential buyers the best possible impression.
Remember, the right preparation can make all the difference when it comes to maximizing the offers you get. Be sure to call us if you're thinking about selling your home, even if you're not sure when! It's never too early to seek the guidance of your real estate agent and start preparing your home to sell.
By connecting with one of our amazing local Briten Team agents as soon as possible, we can also help you assess any necessary repairs and upgrades that could increase your home's value. In some cases, a pre-listing inspection or appraisal may be recommended to avoid potential surprises down the road.
One Month Prior To Listing Your Home For Sale
Once you've tackled major repairs or renovations, turn your attention to the more minor updates that still play a major role in how buyers perceive your home. This includes making minor repairs, refreshing your design, and decluttering and depersonalizing your space. Remember you are moving anyway, so packing away personal items now will save you time later!
2 Weeks Before You Go On The Market
As you get closer to your home being "live" on the market for buyers to see, make sure to tidy up your exterior by mowing your lawn, trimming hedges, and cleaning your home's siding, gutters, and windows. Deep clean your home's interior, including a thorough deodorizing and steam cleaning for all carpets. Take the time to tidy up small appliances and toiletries, clear out your closets and cabinets (and remember you're moving anyway, so pack things up now! and organize your space for maximum appeal.
Day of Showings!
You are "live" and on the market! Congratulations!
On the day of showings or open houses, make sure to:
- Do a final walk-through
- Adjust the thermostat to a comfortable temperature
- Open all blinds and curtains
- Turn on all lights
- Tidy up by vacuuming and sweeping floors
- Emptying trash cans
- Wiping down countertops
- Close toilet lids
- Hang clean hand towels
- Be sure your Fury friends are taken care of, preferably out of the house
- Ensure your curb appeal is on point with the yard mowed and landscape cleaned up
In Conclusion, Final Thoughts
At Briten Team, we know what buyers want in today's market and can help you devise a plan to maximize your property's appeal. We can also connect you with our trusted network of contractors, vendors, and service professionals to ensure you get everything done in the weeks or months leading up to listing.
Don't wait to prep your home for sale in a seller's market. The right preparation can make all the difference when it comes to maximizing the offers you get. Call Briten Coastal Team Real Estate today to start preparing your home for a successful sale.
If you'd like to learn more about the Briten Team and our AMAZING agents we'd be delighted to connect with you!
What is the seller's checklist timeline for preparing a home for sale?
The seller's checklist timeline helps homeowners prepare their homes for sale by addressing major repairs, upgrades, minor repairs, decluttering, deep cleaning, and refreshing the home's design. It also includes steps to improve the exterior's appearance, such as mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and cleaning siding, gutters, and windows.
When should homeowners start preparing their home for sale?
Homeowners should start preparing their home for sale as soon as they think of selling. Starting early allows them to tackle repairs and upgrades that can increase the property's value, with the guidance of a real estate agent. Connecting with a local real estate agent early on can help assess necessary repairs and upgrades that could increase the home's value.
What should homeowners do a month before listing their home for sale?
A month before listing the home for sale, homeowners should focus on minor updates that can significantly impact buyers' perception of the property. This includes making minor repairs, refreshing the design, and decluttering and depersonalizing the space.
What should homeowners do two weeks before going on the market?
Two weeks before going on the market, homeowners should tidy up the exterior by mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and cleaning the home's siding, gutters, and windows. They should also deep clean the interior, organize the space for maximum appeal, and tidy up small appliances and toiletries.
What should homeowners do on the day of showings or open houses?
On the day of showings or open houses, homeowners should do a final walk-through, adjust the thermostat to a comfortable temperature, open all blinds and curtains, turn on all lights, tidy up by vacuuming and sweeping floors, empty trash cans, wipe down countertops, and close toilet lids. They should also hang clean hand towels and ensure their furry friends are taken care of and preferably out of the house. Finally, they should ensure their curb appeal is on point with the yard mowed and landscape cleaned up.