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Selling your home this summer? Here's everything you need to get ready

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 3:32pm.

You've made the decision to sell, now what? Here's a simple checklist to ensure you're ready for what's next. Here's an easy checklist to get you ready:

Price it Right

  • Your best chance to sell your property is within the first seven weeks. The longer the property stays on the market, the less the seller will net. 
  • Over-pricing can reduce the number of offers that you're likely to get.

Clean and Organize

  • Eliminate clutter
  • Keep your home clean
  • Get rid of any looming odours 
  • It's also a good idea to rid your home of any sign of pets.

Make the Home Accessible

  • Be sure to make your home easily accessible for showings
  • Keep all interior doors unlocked, and don't be around during showings. If something is kept off-limits, people will wonder why.

Paint & Flooring

  • Paint is the best investment you can make, for getting the greatest return on your money. Paint wherever you see chips, exposed wood or fading. 
  • It's a good idea to get damaged flooring repaired, and get carpets professionally cleaned.

Curb Appeal

  • Your front yard is the first thing a potential buyer will see when they arrive at your property, so make a good first impression. 
  • Ensure your yard is clutter-free, landscaped and appealing from a distance.

Kirby Cox

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