A pre-listing checklist is a helpful first step to look at when considering selling your home in Towson.

Most homes could benefit from at least a few tweaks or updates prior to introducing it to the real estate market.

Where should one start?

Paint – look at your walls. Has it been a few years since your home was last painted? Are there scuff marks? It is possible they could use some fresh paint to brighten up and freshen up your space.

Roof – when was the last time you had your roof evaluated? If it has been awhile, it may be a good idea to have a roofing professional look at it and let you know if there are any repairs that should be made before listing your home for sale.

Chimneys – If you have a fireplace, having it cleaned and evaluated for repairs could be important. There are often issues with chimneys that homeowners are not aware of, including mortar, crowns, and more. Also, even if you don’t have a fireplace, you could potentially have a chimney in an older home with gas or oil fired heat, and that chimney could have similar issues as a fireplace.

Siding/Exterior – if you have some siding that has pulled away or cracks in the bricks or mortar, you may want to have a professional out to evaluate and make repairs.

Drips and Leaks – check under your sinks and around your showers to make sure there aren’t leaks, drips, or anything that might indicate an issue. If there are, a plumber could be called in to help fix the situation.

Landscaping – If you have landscaping, don’t forget that curb appeal – it is very important in terms of making a first good impression for a potential buyer. Trim bushes, paint, touch up…make sure your home is inviting from the moment people arrive!

Here is a good list of things to review and work on when planning to list your Towson home for sale.

If you would like recommendations of contractors or what your Towson home may need to make it ready for sale, please contact me. I would be happy to help work with you to make the most of your Towson home for sale.