Is selling your North County San Diego home next year on your to-do list? Now is a great time to sell your home, and experts predict that 2022 will continue to favor sellers. But if you want to make the most of your home sale, you need to be prepared. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of those things you need to get in order now to make your home sale easier.
Get your paperwork together
Selling a home generates a ton of paperwork. It’s helpful to have your paperwork and finances organized before you begin the process. After the stress of the holidays has passed, take some time to gather the information you’re going to need. This could include:
- Tax records
- Details of your Homeowners Association (HOA)
- Manuals for appliances
- Warranty information
- Documentation of repairs and upgrades you’ve made on the home
Chances are you’ll also be buying a home at the same time. If you are, then you’ll also want to get your financial information organized. This includes bank statements and tax returns. Don’t wait until the last minute, especially if want to move quickly.
Make needed repairs
Another important task to complete when you’re getting ready to sell your North County home is to make an inventory of repairs that need to be done. Go through your home room by room and consider each space from a buyer’s perspective. What would you want to see repaired or replaced? You don’t need to give your entire home a makeover. Instead, think strategically about what improvements will have the biggest impact. Once you’ve decided what repairs and upgrades to make, then create a timeline and budget for completing those projects.
Declutter and clean
One of the most important tasks you need to do before selling your home is decluttering and cleaning from top to bottom. Buyers want to be able to visualize themselves and their belongings in your home. This can be a challenge if your home is cluttered, dirty, or disorganized. Take time to go through your belongings and decide what to keep and what to sell, donate, or toss. You might also consider removing excess or large furniture to keep in storage while you’re selling. Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to do a deep cleaning. If you’re not feeling up for this task, then hire a professional cleaning crew. You want your home to sparkle!
Spruce up your curb appeal
Don’t forget the outside of your home when you’re preparing to sell. North County San Diego has incredible weather year-round, and indoor/outdoor living is a major attraction of the area. Your home’s exterior is the first thing prospective buyers will see and making a good first impression counts! Clean up the landscaping, keep the lawn mowed, trim trees and bushes, and repair cracks in sidewalks and driveways. Make your front door pop with a new color and replace items like mailboxes and lighting fixtures to really make your home stand out.
Work with a team of professionals
The best thing you can do when you’re selling your North County home in 2022 is to work with a team of professionals. Contact the experts at Clark & Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected] to get started. We’ve been helping North County homeowners sell their properties for decades, and we’d love to help you sell yours!