If you want to get the best price for your home, a lot of work will need to be done before you put it on the market. Start early to leave yourself plenty of time to do inspections, figure out when you need to close, and get the house ready.
Get a home inspection.
You won’t know what your home is worth until you know what condition it’s in. Have your major systems inspected – i.e., your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. Get your roof, basement, foundation, and windows checked out as well. A professional home inspector (like a buyer would use) can find problems you may not have noticed and ensure you know what condition your home is in before buyers come in asking for price changes.
Make a timeline.
Make a list of everything that must be done to get your house ready to sell, such as repairs, staging…
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