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How do I prepare to sell a property?.

As an older couple we would like to move closer to hospitals, shopping .  We need to "fix-up" our place first and sell it. How soon should we get with a realtor? We need to find out how much we need to do to prepare for selling also.
  • July 21 2014 - Folkston
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Contact a local real estate professional.  They will get you started in the real direction.  Best wishes!



  • October 17 2014
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A good local Realtor will advise you on the steps to take to prepare your home in your area. Some basic things that apply to all homes would be.

1. Paint inside and out
2. Clean, clean and clean some more (including windows)
3. Pre-Listing inspection to be aware and to correct any repair issues prior to sale
  • July 21 2014
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I'd say sooner than later as far as getting with an agent. A good agent does a few things:

1. provides current data that's applicable to your situation. The market in your area is not what you hear on CNN or FOX

2. provides suggestions on how to maximize the appeal of your home; what to do, how to do it

3. suggests a course of action...when to list, pricing schedule....in a sense, an "if this, then that" type of brief

Single most important thing you can do is select the RIGHT agent. This is a business transaction - make certain that the agent you select is a FULL TIME PRO. You might have friends or relatives with a license but if you pick someone based solely on that, you will regret it.
  • July 21 2014
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It never hurts to talk with an agent.

The first, possibly major task, is to start minimizing material possessions.   Not only don't you need that pair of shoes you bought 30 years so, but you don't want to move them.  Selling a house that looks spacious with lots of extra storage is easier than one packed to the brim.

Then, look around and start getting everything in top shape. Everything needs to be sparkling clean and in top repair.   Outside - is the yard in top shape, outside paint, gutters clean, roof clean and in good repair.   Inside - no faucets dripping, no  moldy bathrooms, plenty of light, fresh paint.   The list can be long but "solid and functional" is the goal, not remodel the heck out of it.

  • July 21 2014
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