Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate

Get Your Home Ready To Sell!

When choosing a Real Estate Agent to list your home for sale in Knoxville, TN, there are many things to consider.  We recommend that you interview no less than three  agents about your home.  Choose one who show a stong history of home sales in your area, and who can back up their suggestions about home price with research and data.  Be sure that you have a "comparative market analysis" done on your home to be in the correct price range for your home.  Often a Real Estate agent may suggest a higher price working to court the seller, but we suggest keeping your home priced according to the market analysis and keeping it competive for the best experience in selling the home.  We work as a team to be sure your home is seen once on the market. We have a record for selling homes in quick time frames, and for getting asking price and more.  We work with the buyer and seller for the very best experience for everyone.

There are many things to do to prep your home for sales.  We highly recommend doing all you can to prepare the home for it's best show.  Often a seller can become emtional about their home and allow that to enter their feelings on price.  It's hard work to prep your home for sales and we understand how you are feeling as you work to let go of something so integral to your life, but by working with the proper Real Estate agent, you can get the most competive price for the home and end up with happy buyers along with you pleased as the seller.

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As you prepare to sell your home, consider these ways to help your home looks it's very best for it's first showing.

l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas

l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

l Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

l Wash the windows inside and out.

l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

l Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.

l Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

l Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

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l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.