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Check list before Listing in the MLS

Make updates and repairs to improve your home’s value.

Evaluate the main structures of your home and take care of any pressing problems, such as leaking pipes, cracked windows, or other concerns that could turnoff potential buyers.

Clean and declutter.

Rooms will look larger if there’s less stuff in them. You might consider renting a storage unit to temporarily store all but the most critical pieces of furniture and decor. But don’t go overboard; it’s better to leave some furniture in the room than to have it completely empty, so potential buyers can imagine where their furniture would go.

Focus on curb appeal.

Keep your lawn mowed, your hedges trimmed, and consider adding flower beds for a bit of color. Replace your mailbox if it is damaged or in poor condition. Consider painting or replacing your front door. Also you can consider home staging to help your home look like a model home.

Schedule a professional photo shoot.

The majority of potential buyers will see your home online before they see it in person, and first impressions are important. Homes that list with professional listing photos cam sell for thousands more than their list price.