Step 5 to Selling Your Home: Repairs!

Step 5 to Selling Your Home: Repairs!

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Step 5 to Selling Your Northern Virginia Home - Repairs!If your home has been well maintained, this step should be pretty easy. If you had a pre-listing inspection, as recommended in the previous step, you’ll learn about the things that NEED to be repaired, as well as those that should be repaired.

We can help you get quotes from and arrange repairs with a local contractor or handyman. You should also hire an HVAC specialist to test, clean, and repair your AC unit and furnace.

Repairs before coming on the market

Items to Repair Before Selling

Of course, you’ll want to take care of any major concerns you may have based on the home inspection report. Here are a few other repairs and updates you may want to consider taking care of before coming on the market.

  • Touch up paint
  • Caulk around the showers, tubs, and sinks.
  • Replace light bulbs, making sure all bulbs in a fixture match.
  • Have chimneys swept, and any fireplace concerns addressed by a professional.
  • Change outdated cabinet hardware. A visually appealing and inexpensive update like this can increase the amount a buyer is willing to pay.
  • Repair any broken window screens, these are available at your local hardware or big box store.
  • Change the batteries on Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Repair any external items, like broken roof tiles, or shingles, clear gutters, etc (not required in condo settings)
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Step 1: Hire a Realtor

Step 2: You’ve Hired Your Realtor. What’s next?

Step 3: Declutter and Stage!

Step 4: Conduct a Pre-Listing Inspection

Step 5: Repairs

Step 6: Deep Clean

Step 7: Professional Photography

Step 8: We’ll Pre-Market Your Home

Step 9: We’re live on MLS, now what?

Step 10: Putting your home listing on 3rd party sites (Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, etc.)

Step 11: Time for Showings

Step 12: Week One on the Market

Step 13: You’ve got your first offer!

Step 14: We couldn’t come to agreeable terms with the buyer. What now?

Step 15: Offer was accepted! Congrats!

Step 16: The Home Inspection Period

Step 17: Financing and Appraisal Contingency Period

Step 18: Select a Title Company

Step 19: Scheduling closing date

Step 20: Hire Movers, Start packing!

Step 21: Utilities Transfer

Step 22: Home Owner’s Insurance Cancelation

Step 23: Hire a Cleaning Service

Step 24: Buyer’s Mortgage Approval

Step 25: Final Walkthrough

Step 26: It’s Closing Time!

Step 27: Review Us



Abraham Walker, Your Realtor

About the Author: The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.

He’s the co-founder of Ask A Walker and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and HERE on this blog.

Abraham can be reached via email at Abraham@AskAWalker.com or by phone at (703)539-2053.

He’s happy to answer all your real estate questions.

Thinking of selling your home? Check out my 20+ step process to selling your home. Or contact me now to start the home selling process. Same day appointments are available on a case by case basis.

Your Alexandria, VA Realtor, Abraham Walker, helps people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.

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