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Your Pre Sale Checklist

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Regardless of the time of year you decide to sell, there are some absolute must-dos:

Thoroughly clean your property from top to bottom – inside and out
Trim overgrown gardens; remove weeds and dead growth and refresh garden beds with mulch
Address any off-putting maintenance issues, such as peeling paint, worn or marked carpets, cracked tiles, dirty grout and loose or rusted gutters (if you’re selling a knockdown or “renovator’s delight”, this step often isn’t necessary)
Banish any pet smells
Furnish the home in an attractive but not overly cluttered or personal way, to give potential buyers a perspective on room sizes and to present the home in its best light
Pay for professional photographs and good marketing

After you’ve tackled the any-time-of-year jobs, you can focus on seasonality and how it may influence how you present and market your home.