We have clients doing just that – taking advantage of our strong seller’s market to become debt free! Using the money they have earned during their home ownership to pay bills, change jobs, retire earlier, adopt a baby or just move to a more comfortable home.
What to do first though is the question? Take a good long look at your home. Plan to make it “marketable” and “profitable”. A few thousand dollars in updating can be quickly reclaimed in your marketing price. Homes that are light, bright, clean and inviting ofter have multiple offers well above the listed price. We can help you plan what updates will be most beneficial and add value. Interior and Exterior paint are the most cost effective improvement you can make. Pick your colors well and cover up any imperfections from the past like the purple bedroom your daughter loved!
Next remove old damaged screens, outdated drapes, and worn furniture from the house. Decluttering closets, cabinets, and table tops will make your home seem more comfortable and liveable. Packing up everything that is smaller than a football is also wise because when showing the house you don’t want to worry about your valuable collectables.
Go through your home and check out what might need maintenance.
Have the HVAC system checked and serviced, repair leaky faucets, pipes and sprinkler systems, old appliances replaced, and replace burnt out light bulbs, and old light fixtures.