If you’re like many people planning to sell a home in DC Ranch this spring, your “To-Do” list has a few extra items on it. Check out these seven tasks you should handle before you put your house on the market.
7 Tasks to Tackle if You’re Selling Your Home in DC Ranch This Spring
Your DC Ranch REALTOR® will talk to you about staging and preparing your home for sale, but in the meantime, check out these seven things you should handle before you list your house:
- Check all the grout in bathrooms and kitchens
- Make improvements to your outdoor living space
- Clean out your dryer vent and other vents
- Organize your garage
- Hire a professional cleaner for a one-time deep-clean
- Have your HVAC system inspected
- Get a professional roof inspection
Here’s a closer look at each.
Pre-Selling Task #1: Check all the grout in bathrooms and kitchens
Check all the grout and sealants in bathrooms, the kitchen and other spaces (like the laundry room). If anything needs repair, go for it. This is something that a home inspector will check, which means if you tackle the issue now, you’ll save yourself time later. Even better, though, is that fixing up grout and sealants can increase visual appeal, which can help you sell your home faster when the time comes.
Pre-Selling Task #2: Make improvements to your outdoor living space
If your deck, patio, porch or other outdoor living space could use a little TLC, now is the time to take care of it. Buyers are big on outdoor living spaces, which means you need yours in top-notch shape when it’s time to sell. If your spaces don’t need repairs, make sure they’re spotlessly clean; you may need to re-stain your deck, power-wash the patio or pull weeds from between pavers.
Pre-Selling Task #3: Clean out your dryer vent and other vents
You should clean your dryer vent frequently, so if it’s been a while since the last time you worked on it, head outside while your dryer is running. You should be able to smell fresh laundry; if you don’t, there could be a blockage. (Blockages are dangerous, so you’ll need to clear it right away.) When your dryer stops, disconnect the hose from the wall and vacuum it out; there’s usually at least a little lint stuck in there.
Pre-Selling Task #4: Organize your garage
Cleaning and organizing your garage goes a long way toward helping you sell your DC Ranch home quickly (and at the right price). You don’t have to install shelving or storage (although you should talk to your REALTOR about it – it may be a good idea), but you do need to make sure everything is in its proper place and that there’s plenty of room to park.
Pre-Selling Task #5: Hire a professional cleaner for a one-time deep-clean
If you’re like most people, the last thing you want to do is spend an entire day scrubbing your home from top to bottom. The best solution? Hire a professional who can come in and do it for you. That way, you’ll only have to maintain what the expert did while your house is on the market.
Pre-Selling Task #6: Have your HVAC system inspected
Before you list your home, have the HVAC system inspected by a professional. Your eventual buyer’s home inspector will look at it, too, so if it’s experiencing any issues, it’s best that you handle them now. Besides, you’ll want everything in working order when you start letting buyers come in for tours.
Pre-Selling Task #7: Get a professional roof inspection
Most roofing companies offer a free roof inspection once a year, so if it’s been a while since the last time you had yours checked, now’s the time. The inspector will look inside your attic, climb on your roof and check the fascia to make sure everything’s in good working order. If it’s not, he or she will give you repair options that you can handle before you list your home.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 480-360-0281 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
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