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How to Sell a House in Harrisburg PA: Looking Through the Buyer's Eyes

How to Sell a House in Harrisburg PA: Looking Through the Buyer's Eyes

Below are questions to ask yourself when preparing your home for sale to ensure it looks the best it possibly can in the buyer's eyes.


How to Sell a House: Prepare the Exterior

Does your yard look well maintained?

Are the trees and bushes trimmed?

Is your lawn mowed and edged?

Is your lawn free of weeds?

Are the decks and patios clean?

Does your house need painting?

Are there any exterior holes or cracks?

Are your walks and porches clean and in good repair?

Does your roof leak or sag?

Are any shingles or tiles missing?

Is your chimney in good shape?

 

How to Sell a House: What Condition are the Carpeting/Walls/Ceilings In?

Are your carpets clean and in good condition?

Do your carpets need to be stretched?

Are there any pet or smoking odors?

Do your walls have any cracks or holes?

Do your walls need painting?

What about that wallpaper?

Do your ceilings have any water stains, cracks or peeling?

Do your ceilings need painting?

 

How to Sell a House: Look at Your Kitchen

Are your appliances clean and in good working order?

Are your cabinets in good condition?

Are your countertops in good condition?

Is your tile grout clean?

Is your sink stained, chipped or in need of recaulking?

 

How to Sell a House: The Bathroom Can Make or Break a Sale

Do your faucets shut off completely?

Do your sinks drain freely?

Are your toilets in good condition?

Are your shower doors shiny?

Do your tubs need caulking?

Is your floor in good condition?

Are your vanities and mirrors in good condition?

 

How to Sell a House: Look at the Living Room

Is your fireplace clean?

Is the fireplace screen in good shape?

Are all drapes, shutters and shades clean and working properly?

Are any window screens bent?

Do all the windows open and close easily?

Are the windowsills clean?

Are your doors in good condition?

Do any doors sag or stick?

Do the locks work?

Is the paint in good condition?

Do the doors seal tightly?

 

How to Sell a House: Never Overlook the Basement/Attic

Are your basement and/or attic organized?

Are they well lit?

Are they clean?

Are the stairs in good repair?

Do the doors open and close easily?

Are there any signs of insects or rodents?

 

How to Sell a House: Don't Forget the Garage

Is your garage organized?

Is it well lit?

Is the floor swept?

Are there oil spots or other stains on the concrete?

Every single item on this list is imperative to keep in mind when considering how to sell a house. I will walk you through the process of how to sell a house, and we will get you top dollar if you are willing to do your part. Call me at 717 514-1793 or email Ken Huebsch at Ken@KensHomesales.com

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Harrisburg PA Real Estate Expert

Ken Huebsch: Your premier real estate agent in the Greater Harrisburg area.  I am a specialist in Harrisburg real estate as well as the communities of Palmyra, Hershey, and Hummelstown.  My wife Leslye and I have a combined 40+ years' experience serving our clients -We KNOW Harrisburg. When you plan to buy or sell Harrisburg area real estate, allow us to work for you.  We are dedicated professionals and are here for your success. 

For more information on how we can best serve your real estate needs, please complete our online contact form or give us a call.  Also, check out what our fabulous clients have to say about us on our testimonials page!

 

Cell: (717) 514-1793            Email: Ken@KensHomesales.com

 

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Comment balloon 0 commentsKen and Leslye Huebsch • June 24 2011 03:41PM
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