Going on the Market Checklist

If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’re probably overwhelmed. Between moving out and getting last-minute work done, you probably feel a little like the proverbial decapitated chicken. It’s easy for things to slip through the cracks, but here’s a short checklist of the big things you want to double-check before you stick that “for sale” sign in the front yard.

Interior

There is no bigger turnoff than a badly done interior. If you’re taking photos for your listing, it’s a good idea to hire someone to do interior design Calgary Alberta or your area to make sure the space looks as good as it possibly can before you take any photos. It’s also a good idea to do this if you’re going to have people coming through the house while it’s furnished. 

Exterior

Before they get a look at the interior, people will judge your house by its exterior. The roof, the exterior paint, the garden, the driveway and even the front door all make their contribution to a buyer’s initial opinion. Make sure your exterior makes a good first impression. 

Major Repairs

You may be thinking that it’s too late to do major repairs, and you’re probably right. However, you should have a list on hand of all the major repairs you have done and the major repairs that still need doing. An eagle-eyed buyer might notice that the roof needs replacing and demand a reduced price based on that. It’s best to be prepared.  

Putting a house on the market is stressful at the best of times. It’s a lot of things to keep in your head at once. You can’t do everything, but you can be sure to get most of the big things, at least. Take a deep breath and never forget that you’ve got a great home and it will go to a great family one day soon!

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