Spring Selling Check List

If you are thinking of selling your Tahoe Keys real estate this spring, getting it ready for the market is crucial! The goal is always to sell for the most amount of money in your desired time frame and in order to do that, there is some leg work involved. Of course, your first order of business is choosing a reliable Tahoe Keys realtor who is well versed in listing homes for sale in Tahoe Keys. Not only can we guide you on how to prepare Tahoe Keys homes for sale, but we are also there to help you navigate the entire process from start to finish and beyond. To create the best first impression AND make your Tahoe Keys real estate feel like “home” to a buyer, be sure to check out this To-Do list!

Before starting your to do list inside a Tahoe Keys home for sale, look outside. This is the first thing prospective buyers see when they drive up. While you may have gotten used to things looking a certain way or overlooked some things in general, step outside with a fresh set of eyes and take in what needs to be handled before going on the Tahoe Keys real estate market. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your Tahoe Keys homes for sale need a fresh coat of paint?
  • Does the garage door and front door need to be replaced?
  • How is the lawn looking? Determine whether you need a landscaper or a simple trim and pop of color from some plants. Also be sure to remove any lawn ornaments. Like those plastic pink flamingos or that cracked lawn gnome.
  • Is the mail box standing up right and not dented or weather beaten? Consider repainting the house numbers on the mail box or replacing the current ones on the house.
  • Clean the windows and replace any burned out or dim exterior lights. Even the littlest of maintenance that appears as though it has gone to the wayside will make potential buyers think that bigger issues are lurking below the surface as well. Which is the last impression you want to make on people touring Tahoe Keys homes for sale.
  • Power wash exterior surfaces like the driveway or side of the house.

After looking at what needs to be done outside, head inside and make sure you accomplish these tasks:

  • First things first, unclutter your home for sale in Tahoe Keys. Not only does it take up space, but it prevents buyers from being able to see just how much functional space they can use for themselves. Not to mention, 9 times out of 10, people are not actually using half the stuff lying around. Go through all the stuff you have accumulated throughout the years and toss, donate, sell or pack up. You have to pack at some point anyway. May as well get a head start!
  • Clean! Clean Tahoe Keys homes for sale make a fantastic first impression. Pride of ownership not only shows well, but it also makes buyers think that you took good care of the home during your time in it. Which brings us to our next point.
  • Fix things that aren’t in working order. Leaky faucets, loose or creaky hinges, torn screens, just do us a favor and don’t try and take on a task you can’t do in an attempt to save money. Know when to hire a pro and be sure to ask your Tahoe Keys realtor for suggestions on who to hire.
  • Let there be light! Some Tahoe Keys homes for sale naturally have a lot of light, while some do not. If your home needs a little extra help, get brighter light bulbs, clean the windows, take off screens, strategically add an extra lamp or two and keep interior doors open.
  • For the love of all things, hide dirty laundry and take out the trash. In fact, a pro tip is doing a load of laundry so there is a light, fresh scent when buyers walk in.

For more info on buying or selling in this neighborhood, give me a call. As a long time Tahoe Keys realtor, I would be happy to help!

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