Follow This Advice For Preparing To Sell Your Home This Spring

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Can’t Beat Good Advice

Good advice doesn’t happen every day. When it does you want to share it. That’s what Facebook and Twitter are often used for, and that’s what today’s blog post is for!

I was reading Dave Ramsey’s post, Your 3-Month Plan to Sell A Home In The Spring, and I appreciated the process he laid out to take 3 months to prepare to sell your home. Most people don’t fully grasp to what degree their lives will come to a screeching halt when they sell a home. That’s not something anyone wants. Giving yourself plenty of time to prepare your home is the key to a smooth-sailing home sale.

First Steps

Flickr Photo Credit: torbakhopper
Flickr Photo Credit: torbakhopper

The first step Ramsey lays out is to find a Realtor. You have already found me. Give me, John Conca, a call anyway at 530-306-3494, and we’ll discuss your real estate needs and make sure I’m a great match for you. Next he wants you to make your to-do lists and plan your move; I agree, everything runs more smoothly when planned out in to-do lists. Then start packing up your house and store the boxes and any unnecessary furniture away to make the next few months a breeze.

2-3 Months Before Listing

Ramsey suggests you get a pre-sale home inspection so that there are no surprises and you know everything you need to do before selling for top-dollar. Add those and any other home updates to your to-do lists and then tackle the repairs yourself before the buyers even have a chance to be scared away. It will save you time and money to do repairs now rather than wait for a buyer to ask for it in inspection requests.

1 Month Before Listing

A month before listing you should add a fresh coat of paint in neutral tones and work on your curb appeal. You are turning this into a new home for someone else, so here is where you depersonalize it.

1-2 Weeks Before You List Your Home

A week or two before you list your home, Ramsey says, is the right time for that deep cleaning. He also shares some advice for getting the family involved so that there is little last-minute stress when showing your home.

Follow Dave Ramsey’s advice and you should be able to work the home-selling prep into your life. In your downtime check out new Placerville listings here.

Thanks for your time! Give me, John Conca, a call at 530-306-3494, if you want to discuss your real estate options or if you have any questions. Follow my blog for updates on real estate news, timely home maintenance suggestions and tips for buyers and sellers. Have a great day.

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