Getting ready to sell your Albuquerque home? We have the checklist for you

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Getting ready to sell your Albuquerque home? We have the checklist for you

(Transcript Snippet): “Tracy:

Well, we were going to talk about a checklist for getting your home ready for sale, right?

Tego:

Tracy, you know, the, the surveys. And I’m just say this again. If you’re a listener, you already know this because we say it all the time, the number numb, number one regret of people that sold their home, this is after they sold was…

Tracy:

That they didn’t start getting ready for the sale and getting the house ready early enough. They, they were too rushed in the end. So the checklist to get it ready basically a couple of different categories. Right? Getting it getting it to look very inviting right. Is very important. Right. Right. You know, just actually for the showings, right. Open the blinds, turn the lights on, make it more comfortable, cold. If it’s summertime touch up things, you know, make the house feel more like a model home. Right. Right. From the time they get out of the car to getting up to the door so that it’s in good shape. There’s no cobwebs, you know, a lot of us in New Mexico don’t use our front door. Right. We go in through the garage and, and we just need to remember that the front door might need to clean, but just decluttering power washing getting, getting the yard refreshed. I remember when we sold our house in the valley on Los Angeles, we went and bought some bags of bark and we refreshed all of the beds around the house with the plants and stuff and put fresh Barkin. And then for photos, we wet it and it looked awesome. I remember that. Yeah.

Tego:

I don’t, I don’t remember that. Oh wow. What a trick.

Tracy:

It Was just, you know, refreshing some things and it’s going to make a big difference even in this market. Right. Cleaning things up the countertops. And

Tego:

Well, you said cleaning a few times, you said power washing. I think one of the best, it’s amazing. You know, if the house has maybe

Tego:

Made a little cleaning lived

Tego:

In, thank you. That’s a great way to put it Elizabeth House, a little lived in. If you make it, you know, it doesn’t cost anything. It’s just time and energy to really make the home shine and sparkle and clean. I mean, you were putting so much extra money in your pocket just by doing that.

Tracy:

Yep. Putting things away, cleaning things, kind of giving it a fresh smell and a fresh look and you know, may not cost anything, but it costs time and energy, but it does have big paybacks fixing obvious things that are broken. Right. Pretty important. People walk through and see things that are broken or dinged and damage.

Tego:

Yeah. I mean, that’s one of those little things. So it’s, it’s the broken light switch, you know, thing is what I call it. It’s, you know, if there’s something like that where the light switch has got a crack in it, right. As a PR it’s something that you can buy for a dollar 50, the wall plate, the wall plate, some of you can buy into changing, you know, it’s a buck 50 when people see stuff like that, it’s, it’s kind of this mental maybe subliminal. They don’t even notice it, but it’s, it’s this whole, oh, what other deferred maintenances? What other things haven’t been taken care of in this house? Right? Dirty baseboards is another one of my pet peeves. Top, top of baseboards. Yeah.

Tracy:

Well, another thing is in our hot sun, the roofs need maintenance regularly. So doing the maintenance, even though the aid, the buyers, aren’t going to see it when you get to a home inspection, it’s almost always on them.

Tego:

Oh yeah. It’s the number one thing we see on home inspection reports after the home goes under contract, there’s a, you know, inspection process. And the number one thing is, is roof maintenance, right? Without a doubt, without a doubt.

Tracy:

So, I would just say, let’s wrap this by saying, you know, you’re thinking of putting your house on the market. We’d be happy to meet, get our eyes on the house and give you some, some feedback of how buyers are going to perceive it. And what types of things you might want to think about doing to maximize your value in your house, right?

Tego:

Yeah. For sure. For sure. And that, you know, we, we happy to do that, even if you’re thinking of selling next spring and you want us to come in and give you, you know, put, put our S somebody else’s set eyes on it and give you some ideas of what what’s important and what’s not important. That’d be great.

Tracy:

So we are Venturi Realty, group of Keller Williams Realty. We have a whole team of agents who specialize in working with home sellers and home buyers. And we have a whole team of people that can answer our phones. So if you have a question or want to talk real estate, just give a call 448-8888, and we’d be happy to help.