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Are you planning to sell your house? Then I am sure you’ve already been thinking of how you can get the most money for it! One of the biggest money makers is the Realtor you choose. They will be the ones marketing your property and negotiating with potential buyers. But beyond that there are certain things your realtor should do before listing your house for sale, to help you save money. Here are the top 5 things your realtor should do before selling your house.

Coordinate Paint Touch-ups

Painting your house is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to make it look fresh and new. A fresh coat of paint can hide minor imperfections, brighten up rooms, and create a clean, welcoming atmosphere. Your realtor should walk through your house and make note of any areas that could use a touch-up. This might include scuffed baseboards, chipped door frames, or stained walls. By taking care of these minor repairs before listing your house, you can make a big impact on potential buyers. Your realtor should also be able to put you in touch with a few reliable painters, helping take some risk and unknown costs out of the equation.

Exterior Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, and your home’s curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers will see. Your realtor should take a walk around your property and make suggestions for improving its appearance. This might include mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, planting flowers, or power washing the exterior. A little bit of landscaping can go a long way in making your house look inviting and well-maintained. One of my favorite Curb Appeal hacks is to add new dirt to existing planters or flower beds. I go in depth on a few more curb appeal ideas if you want more advice on the subject.

Replace Burnt Out Light Bulbs

This might seem like a small detail, but it’s an important one. When potential buyers walk through your house, they’ll notice burnt out light bulbs right away. This can give the impression that your house isn’t well-maintained or that there are electrical issues. Your realtor should make sure that all light bulbs are in working order before your house is listed. Another small improvement is your light switches themselves, if the panel is dirty or cracked they’re easy to fix and very cheap.

Declutter Your House

Cluttered spaces can make your house look smaller and less inviting. Your realtor should advise you on which items should be packed away and which can stay out for staging purposes. This might include extra furniture, family photos, and knick-knacks. By decluttering your house, you can create a clean, open space that allows potential buyers to envision themselves living there. If decluttering isn’t an option your realtor should be prepared to help move stuff around the house while the photographer is working, so at least the pictures will turn out well.

Freshen Up the Smells

Finally, your realtor should be aware of any odors in your house that could be off-putting to potential buyers. This might include pet smells, cooking odors, or musty odors. Your realtor can suggest ways to eliminate these smells, such as cleaning carpets, opening windows, using an ozone generator or using air fresheners. If you have pets a good way to do this is to store your pets food outside the house and even feed them outdoors while your house is up for sale!

In Summary

In conclusion, there are several things your realtor should do before selling your house. By taking care of these small details, you can make a big impact on potential buyers and increase your chances of getting the best possible price for your property. So if you’re planning to sell your house, make sure your realtor is taking care of these important tasks.

Dayneris quintana
Dayneris quintana
We recently had the pleasure of working with Logan to sell our apartment located in Edmonton while we live in Calgary, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Logan did an excellent job making suggestion for a better sale and renovating the apartment, transforming it into a stunning space. Thanks to his efforts, the apartment sold quickly and for above the asking price. Communication was seamless throughout the process. He kept us informed at every stage regarding the renovating process and the interest and in the apartment. We highly recommend Logan Patterson for his dedication, professionalism, and exceptional results. Thank you for your outstanding service!
Clarence Bouwsema
Clarence Bouwsema
Logan helped make the whole process easier and stressful free.
Darren Rankin
Darren Rankin
Couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Logan. Hard-working, punctual, and dedicated, he goes above and beyond regardless of whether you're buying a cozy condo or a dream home. His deep understanding of the market and strong rapport with fellow realtors make the process smooth sailing. Plus, his wealth of advice and keen eye for detail saved me money by catching things others might miss. Highly recommend using his broker, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. Thanks for everything, Logan! PS: If you're a first-time homebuyer, just use his broker. Trust me, you won't regret it!
Michael Coderre
Michael Coderre
Logan was a pleasure to work with. He made recommendations on what would be the best money spent to sell our home quickly, and even lined up the trades and provided quotes for the work. In my opinion his services are a step above my past experiences, and I would highly recommend his services to any home seller. The fact that we sold the home for over asking price with no conditions was definitely the icing on the cake! Thanks Logan.
Harry Yau
Harry Yau
The whole experience selling my property was as easy as it could have been. Logan was incredibly helpful, keeping us up to date with amount of people interested, offers, and counters on a timely basis. He gave us comparable properties to help calibrate our asking price, and kept us updated on sale trends in the Edmonton market. He worked hard for our business, is very professional, and was always understanding of our availability limitations (total of 3 partners making decisions together from 3 different cities). I would hire him again, and would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Edmonton.
Jaymee Sison
Jaymee Sison
Logan made the whole sale process from start to finish very easy. I live in a different city from where the property is located so I wasn't readily available to help with the sale. Logan coordinated photos, showings and best of all, he was respectful and mindful of our tenants who were currently living in the property. Thank you for your hard work Logan. We couldn't have been happier with the sale! $21K over list price!
Reid Tames
Reid Tames
Logan was phenomenal and super accommodating when it came to helping us buy our first home! We had so many questions and were challenging with our schedule but he was able to make it all work for US! Would highly recommend to any friends and family!!
MVP Power Inc
MVP Power Inc
Logan did an amazing job! He was very patient as we had seen several houses and willing to meet us any time. He was very knowledgeable about the neighbourhoods we wanted to buy in.

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