Fixing Up Your Home to Sell

Fixing Up Your Home to Sell

Over the last twenty years, I have sat with hundreds of homeowners as they prepared their homes for sale. While each sale is different, there are certainly some common themes – downsizing, relocating out of state and needing more space, all conditions that we can work with. It also becomes overwhelming when taking stock of the household goods a family can accumulate over years of blissful home-owner-ship. I’ve dropped in on sellers staring at scattered boxes of decade old toys, bags of donations for Goodwill and everything in between…stress that sellers just aren’t equipped to deal with.

I saw a disconnect between the resources that a seller could contribute (time, labor, money) and the outcome that would net the highest, fastest sale in the current market. Pulling from my contractor network, I was able to offer fast and inexpensive repairs to maximize the property for sale.

We start with a thorough clean out. Hauling away the junk that ends up either at Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity or applicable charity organizations. Most properties just need a good deep-clean, a refresh of paint and some updated flooring. Occasionally we’ll tackle a bathroom or kitchen, install some new lighting and plumbing fixtures or overhaul the landscaping. I negotiate and schedule the contractors and most will take payment at settlement.

If you’re considering a sale and feel overwhelmed at the process, let’s talk about how we can prioritize and be efficient with our resources. I’ll help navigate what needs to be done, coordinate the timeline, manage the costs and keep you on track for the most successful sale the market can bear.