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4 Things You Can Do To Prepare Your Home For The Market After COVID-19

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4 Things You Can Do To Prepare Your Home For The Market After COVID-19

Categories: Essentials Homes Maintenance Care Planning Real Estate

Published 05/22/2020

While the spring market would usually be running at full power now, COVID-19 has put an impermanent stop to most real estate transactions. However, that does not imply that you cannot set aside the effort to prepare your home to be listed and available to be purchased once we flatten the curve. In light of that, here are four recommendations on things you can do to prepare your home to hit the market after stay-at-home orders have been relieved:

1. Address any minor repairs:

Even the most meticulous homeowners typically have a list of home repairs that they mean to fix when they have time. Whatever fixes may be on your to-do list, it's imperative to deal with them before you list your home available for sale. While these fixes usually won't require a ton of effort on your part, they will go a long way towards improving the opinions of the overall condition of the home, which can lead to higher-priced offers.

2. Increase up curb appeal:

The expression "curb appeal" alludes to the way your home looks when seen from the street. The way it looks from the outside is just as important as the way it looks on the inside. We recommend you power-wash your deck and patio to ensure your exterior looks great.

3. Start decluttering:

Quarantine is the perfect time to start decluttering inside of your home. When there is too much clutter in your home, it makes it difficult for potential buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in the property. With that in mind, do your best to get rid of some of the clutter around your home. Start tackling projects like cleaning out closets and reorganizing the various rooms in your home.

4. Get your paperwork in order:

Showcasing your home is about more than just making it visually appealing for buyers. Giving them the data they need to be able to make an informed decision about buying the home. We recommend that you gather documents that will help a potential buyer. For example, recent utility bills, permits for renovations that you performed, or a land review.

To learn more, please contact Darryl Glass via phone (510) 500-7531, or e-mail If more convenient, you may also schedule a call with Darryl on his calendar below:

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