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Don’t Leave Money on the Table! Prep your Home to Sell

When prepping a home for sale, there are 3 things to know:
1. What MUST be done,
2. What SHOULD be done, and
3. What is a DON’T BOTHER item.

1. What MUST be done: We recommend doing anything that will be required in order to make the home eligible for a mortgage. That includes:
– Roof can’t be leaking;
– Furnace must work;
– Hot Water tank must work;
– No chipping/peeling or missing paint on the exterior;
– A working stove/range in the kitchen,
– No broken windows;
– All floor coverings intact with no holes;
– No exposed wiring;
– No missing siding;
– Gutters and downspouts intact and functioning,
– No holes in interior walls
– No leaking plumbing

Then there are the items that SHOULD be done. These make your home more attractive to buyers and help you get top dollar. The goal here is to make your home less personal and more like a nice hotel:
– Remove all personal photos from all rooms;
– Clear all countertops and other surfaces of everything except the bare necessities: no toothpaste tubes, coffee cups, dirty wash-clothes, knick-knacks, etc. Again: think of a hotel room and what you’d find when you first checked in. Once you’ve decluttered, walk through with a Buyer’s eyes, and declutter again! Then it’s time to clean, including: dusting everything, wiping down cupboards and doors, washing windows, shampooing carpets, mopping floors. Hire a cleaning service if you can; we have recommendations if you don’t already have one.

Last are the DON’T BOTHER items. These are usually unique to each home, and we are happy to do a quick walk-through of your home to identify what needs to be done, and what doesn’t.



Erwin R

Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with. She provided expert consultation at each stage of the home selling and purchasing process. She produces great results. By carefully managing multiple buyers, I sold for 3% over the asking price in less than a week. She negotiated a very favorable deal on the purchase of my new home. With Kim by my side we made all the right moves.

Olivia Abplanalp

You guys have been absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for all your hard work and for helping us find our home!

Bryon Guymon

Kim was patient, listened to us, and was very helpful throughout the whole process. She was awesome, and we love our new house!

Lindsey Guymon

Thank you Kim for helping us both sell our home and navigate the buying process for our new home. We so appreciate your hard work on our behalf!!