Jackson Abstract & Title Company
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   Selling your home   

 

 

 

There are many things to think about when you want to sell your home. Listed below are some reminders that as a seller, you do not want to forget.

  • Keep up your lawn. Trim borders and check for weeds. Remove dead limbs from trees that you can reach. Clean gutters and clear any refuse from the front/back yard.
  • Clean the windows. Polish your front door knob and knocker. Attention to detail reflects good overall maintenance.
  • It might help to put up new wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint. Discuss this decision with your Realtor. Caulk the tub and shower. Replace the washers in leaky faucets. Fix little things like torn screens or cracked plaster.
  • Some things you are accustomed to seeing might detract from people buying your home. Lubricate sticky doors, windows and drawers with candle wax. Loose doorknobs and cabinet knobs need to be tightened. Throw away unwanted items so that the maximum utility space can be seen in areas such as the attic, basement, or closet.
  • Clean the curtains, bedspreads and lampshades. Clean mirrors, picture glass and dust the bookshelves. Tastefully decorating tables and mantles with fresh cut flowers will add attractiveness to your home. Fresh baked goods also add to the fresh aroma of your home.
  • When the home is being shown, children and pets should be outside. Do not have friends over as this may distract the prospective buyer and make them uncomfortable. Also, turn off the television and radio.
  • It will help your Realtor if you have previous bills (utility, tax receipts) available as well as your title policy and mortgage payment book, if you have these. Let your Realtor discuss price, terms and possession. They are trained professionals and are trained to sell your home. Trust them.
  • These are just a few simple ideas that require very little time, effort, or money. However, if you follow these suggestions, you will have given your Realtor a big assist in getting you the best price possible in the shortest time possible.
     

 

 
 

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