Raining Cats And Blogs: Get A Better Sales Price with Less Time On The Market

Get A Better Sales Price with Less Time On The Market



Extra Thought Can Mean Better Sales Price, Less Time on Market



A little paint here and there, shampoo on the carpets, some spackle and voilà! Your house is ready to go on the market, right?

Even if you've kept your home in mint condition over the years, a little extra thought can mean thousands more in your sales price. It can also mean the difference between a week and a couple of months on the market.

Here are some projects to take care of before your home goes on the market.


  • Deep cleaning of the bathrooms and kitchen, which includes replacing old toilet seats and other worn-out fixtures;
  • Locate and replace rotted wood; clear overgrowth in the yard;


  • Clean windows and replace carpeting, if necessary;
  • If a roof is in obvious need of help, such as leaks or visible damage, make necessary repairs.


By postponing roof, wood rot or other necessary repairs, a seller can lose twice - first in a lower sales price and later when a lender requires repairs for closing.




If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the  Anderson or Greenville SC real estate areas, visit our website at www.SheilaNewtonTeam.com for tons of great information.


Sheila Newton   
Sheila Newton Team 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices -
C. Dan Joyner, Realtors
864-225-1205 (direct)
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In our market, buyers are walking away from houses after inspection if too many items come up. The seller doesn't always get the opportunity to fix them or give a credit.

Posted by Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years (Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes) over 7 years ago

The list makes a lot of sense Sheila. If we know of items that need to be repaired, it can cost us twice.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 7 years ago

A little pre-proaction can results in wonderful fast action!  Nice reminders and helpful hints.

Posted by Laura Sargent (Carolina One Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I would do anything to get some of my clients to see the value in that.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 7 years ago