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5 Signs You’re Not Ready to Sell Your Home

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 10:21am.

 

Yes, it’s a seller’s market in Reno. Yes, home values have increased substantially, even over just last year. Yes, now is a great time to sell your home. But are you ready to put your house on the market? There are a few things that need to be taken care of before your Realtor schedules the photographer and you order the moving truck.

1. Clean and Organize. Seriously clean. Get rid of clutter. Remove any pet odors. Organize closets and the kitchen pantry. If crammed closets are an issue, rent a storage space for the next month or two and store off-season items there. A bursting closet will look smaller than it really is. Use this as an opportunity to get rid of anything you don’t need and deep clean the grout lines in the kitchen that have been bugging you for 2 years.

2. Yard Work. If you can’t get out there and trim the hedges, weed eat and otherwise make your yard look pristine, hire someone. It will be money well spent when the first pictures future homebuyers see of your house is a well-manicured front yard.

3. Organize Warranties and Paperwork. If you had a new water heater installed 2 years ago, buyers would love to have the warranty information and contact information of the contractor you used. Had your HVAC serviced regularly for the past 5 years? Buyers appreciate all the extra information on appliances and systems they can have. Go through the filing cabinet (or computer file or pile of paperwork stashed in that unused corner in the kitchen) and get things organized.

4. Make Updates. If your bathrooms are looking worn or your kitchen needs a facelift, consider small updates. New hardware can make a big difference. Repaint with a fresh, welcoming wall color. Update lighting and faucets. Small, inexpensive changes can really improve the look and impression of your home.

5. Choose an Agent You Trust. There are many qualified, experienced real estate agents in Reno and Sparks. It is perfectly acceptable to hold a few interviews and choose an agent you actually like and who has the skills you’re looking for. Check out their reviews on various real estate websites.Ask them for references. Discuss their marketing strategy.

If you’re looking for an agent, we’d be honored to speak with you. Give us a call at 775-453-0209.

11Yes, it’s a seller’s market in Reno. Yes, home values have increased substantially, even over just last year. Yes, now is a great time to sell your home. But are you ready to put your house on the market? There are a few things that need to be taken care of before your Realtor schedules the photographer and you order the moving truck.

1. Clean and Organize. Seriously clean. Get rid of clutter. Remove any pet odors. Organize closets and the kitchen pantry. If crammed closets are an issue, rent a storage space for the next month or two and store off-season items there. A bursting closet will look smaller than it really is. Use this as an opportunity to get rid of anything you don’t need and deep clean the grout lines in the kitchen that have been bugging you for 2 years.

2. Yard Work. If you can’t get out there and trim the hedges, weed eat and otherwise make your yard look pristine, hire someone. It will be money well spent when the first pictures future homebuyers see of your house is a well-manicured front yard.

3. Organize Warranties and Paperwork. If you had a new water heater installed 2 years ago, buyers would love to have the warranty information and contact information of the contractor you used. Had your HVAC serviced regularly for the past 5 years? Buyers appreciate all the extra information on appliances and systems they can have. Go through the filing cabinet (or computer file or pile of paperwork stashed in that unused corner in the kitchen) and get things organized.

4. Make Updates. If your bathrooms are looking worn or your kitchen needs a facelift, consider small updates. New hardware can make a big difference. Repaint with a fresh, welcoming wall color. Update lighting and faucets. Small, inexpensive changes can really improve the look and impression of your home.

5. Choose an Agent You Trust. There are many qualified, experienced real estate agents in Reno and Sparks. It is perfectly acceptable to hold a few interviews and choose an agent you actually like and who has the skills you’re looking for. Check out their reviews on various real estate websites.Ask them for references. Discuss their marketing strategy.

If you’re looking for an agent, we’d be honored to speak with you. With over 20 years of combined real estate experience, we understand the stress that comes with selling a home. We love working with home sellers and will help guide you through the home selling process. Give us a call at 775-453-4568 if you have any questions or want to take the first steps to list your property. 

11Yes, it’s a seller’s market in Reno. Yes, home values have increased substantially, even over just last year. Yes, now is a great time to sell your home. But are you ready to put your house on the market? There are a few things that need to be taken care of before your Realtor schedules the photographer and you order the moving truck.

1. Clean and Organize. Seriously clean. Get rid of clutter. Remove any pet odors. Organize closets and the kitchen pantry. If crammed closets are an issue, rent a storage space for the next month or two and store off-season items there. A bursting closet will look smaller than it really is. Use this as an opportunity to get rid of anything you don’t need and deep clean the grout lines in the kitchen that have been bugging you for 2 years.

2. Yard Work. If you can’t get out there and trim the hedges, weed eat and otherwise make your yard look pristine, hire someone. It will be money well spent when the first pictures future homebuyers see of your house is a well-manicured front yard.

3. Organize Warranties and Paperwork. If you had a new water heater installed 2 years ago, buyers would love to have the warranty information and contact information of the contractor you used. Had your HVAC serviced regularly for the past 5 years? Buyers appreciate all the extra information on appliances and systems they can have. Go through the filing cabinet (or computer file or pile of paperwork stashed in that unused corner in the kitchen) and get things organized.

4. Make Updates. If your bathrooms are looking worn or your kitchen needs a facelift, consider small updates. New hardware can make a big difference. Repaint with a fresh, welcoming wall color. Update lighting and faucets. Small, inexpensive changes can really improve the look and impression of your home.

5. Choose an Agent You Trust. There are many qualified, experienced real estate agents in Reno and Sparks. It is perfectly acceptable to hold a few interviews and choose an agent you actually like and who has the skills you’re looking for. Check out their reviews on various real estate websites.Ask them for references. Discuss their marketing strategy.

If you’re looking for an agent, we’d be honored to speak with you. With over 20 years of combined real estate experience, we understand the stress that comes with selling a home. We love working with home sellers and will help guide you through the home selling process. Give us a call at 775-453-4568 if you have any questions or want to take the first steps to list your property. 

11Yes, it’s a seller’s market in Reno. Yes, home values have increased substantially, even over just last year. Yes, now is a great time to sell your home. But are you ready to put your house on the market? There are a few things that need to be taken care of before your Realtor schedules the photographer and you order the moving truck.

1. Clean and Organize. Seriously clean. Get rid of clutter. Remove any pet odors. Organize closets and the kitchen pantry. If crammed closets are an issue, rent a storage space for the next month or two and store off-season items there. A bursting closet will look smaller than it really is. Use this as an opportunity to get rid of anything you don’t need and deep clean the grout lines in the kitchen that have been bugging you for 2 years.

2. Yard Work. If you can’t get out there and trim the hedges, weed eat and otherwise make your yard look pristine, hire someone. It will be money well spent when the first pictures future homebuyers see of your house is a well-manicured front yard.

3. Organize Warranties and Paperwork. If you had a new water heater installed 2 years ago, buyers would love to have the warranty information and contact information of the contractor you used. Had your HVAC serviced regularly for the past 5 years? Buyers appreciate all the extra information on appliances and systems they can have. Go through the filing cabinet (or computer file or pile of paperwork stashed in that unused corner in the kitchen) and get things organized.

4. Make Updates. If your bathrooms are looking worn or your kitchen needs a facelift, consider small updates. New hardware can make a big difference. Repaint with a fresh, welcoming wall color. Update lighting and faucets. Small, inexpensive changes can really improve the look and impression of your home.

5. Choose an Agent You Trust. There are many qualified, experienced real estate agents in Reno and Sparks. It is perfectly acceptable to hold a few interviews and choose an agent you actually like and who has the skills you’re looking for. Check out their reviews on various real estate websites.Ask them for references. Discuss their marketing strategy.

If you’re looking for an agent, we’d be honored to speak with you. With over 20 years of combined real estate experience, we understand the stress that comes with selling a home. We love working with home sellers and will help guide you through the home selling process. Give us a call at 775-453-4568 if you have any questions or want to take the first steps to list your property. 

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