Spring is right around the corner..?⛳?

Yes it is! Daylight savings time in the northeast, coupled with days of 50 degrees + is a sure sign that SPRING is right around the corner. Another sure sign that spring is almost here is the anticipation that the INVENTORY of HOMES FOR SALE is sure to increase.

If you are thinking of selling this spring, there are some things you may want to get started on before you list your home. Here are some ideas for a pre-list checkup:

    • De-CLUTTER – pack away things that you will not need and stage them in an area of the basement. Less is best when buyers are viewing the home, they will be able to visualize their “stuff” in the house 
    • DE-PERSONALIZE – remove most family photos and anything that will distract a buyer’s attention from the house itself 
    • CLEAN and Neutralize/minimize pet odor as best as possible – a house that smells will not sell!
    • Avoid air fresheners SOME BUYERS MAY BE ALLERGIC! Use natural products instead
    • Remove any dead or artificial plants/flowers 
    • WALLS & FLOORS – a fresh coat of paint and thorough cleaning
    • The front of the house will TELL A STORY, keep it maintained and seasonally decorated 
    • ORGANIZE all closets and store items out of sight in all rooms 
    • LOOK for title, deed, survey, certificates of occupancy, building permits and other pertinent documents that will assist us in an accurate representation of your home
    • Be sure that any improvements that were done have the proper permits or certificates of occupancy
    • Have receipts available from any improvements made
    • Manicure landscape and GIVE IT A FRESH LOOK
    • CREATE A LIST of all appliances, fixtures, and window treatments that are either included or excluded. Do not include any personal property. 
    • COMPILE utility costs for oil, electric, water, gas, landscaping, snow removal and any other costs necessary to maintain the home 
    • Have receipts available from any improvements made 

Cafe Realty is a small batch, homegrown, boutique independent real estate brokerage serving sellers, buyers and investors throughout the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and the Bronx. Connect@CafeRealtyNY.com OR 914.666.7792