3 Lists for Selling Your Home

July 5, 2024 | Article

When you put your property up for sale, you want to ensure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. For example, if a buyer doesn’t realize a great school is just around the corner, they might just walk away.

An effective way to make sure something like that doesn’t happen is to create these three lists:

1: The “bittersweet goodbyes” list

Chances are, there are things about your home or neighborhood that you’re really going to miss when you move. It may be the spacious living room, ideal for entertaining. Or maybe it’s the nearby park with scenic trails, perfect for walking and biking, or the large deck with just the right combination of shade and sun. Whatever you’ll miss, add it to the list. Those are features that will probably pique the interest of potential buyers too.

2: The “just the facts” list

What are the facts about your property that a buyer needs to know to consider purchasing it? Such items may include total square footage, number of bedrooms and washrooms, property taxes, size of yard, etc. This list should also include special attributes, such as upgraded kitchen features and the local golf course.

3: The “new and improved” list

Buyers are interested in the state of repair of your home, and in any improvements you have made to it. On this list, include all repairs completed during the past 3 years and, if possible, attach receipts. It’s especially important to include anything that’s been replaced, such as a furnace or roof shingles. If you’ve done any major remodeling or renovations, include those details too.

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