Will Your Home Pass The Test?

Jeanne Gordon May 29, 2024

Will your home pass the test?

Can you sell your home🏡 for top dollar right now?

Or, do you need to do a few things to make sure you get top dollar?

Hi, I’m Jeanne Gordon and I am going to walk you through to see if your home passes the Sell for top Dollar Test

Over the years I have sold hundreds of homes so I know what I am talking about.

Ok Here we go.

When you walk up to your home does it have curb appeal?

Fresh landscaping with new mulch, fresh flowers, or trees, new trim and door paint, or possibly even a new exterior paint job?

If not , You need to hire someone who cares more about getting you top dollar than possibly hurting your feelings.

Have you done the 3 D’s: declutter, depersonalize and deep clean? And I mean, real deep cleaning such as baseboards, scuff marks, cleaning up the landscape, changing out old light bulbs and more.

Is your lawn lavish and green or yellow and crispy?

Yes, these things matter. Are the walls painted a neutral color?

Have you patched all the holes on your walls and , painted the front door and trim?

Hey, walls with dark mismatched paint does not quantify selling for top dollar, at least not in this market.

Do you have neutral carpets that are clean? Or are they 10 years old that have been cleaned 15 times and once it rains or people walk over them a few times, well, the truth comes out?

This isn’t going to get you top dollar. Do you have updated flooring and countertops?

Are your cabinets still the same as they were 15 years ago, or have you updated them.

You see all of this matters. And This next one is a big one. The Smell Test. OMG, I’m sure you don’t realize this, but did you know most people have a “smell to their home” yes, a true smell. I know it sounds gross, but it’s true. We love pets, in fact we consider them to be our family. But they can definetley leave a lingering pet odor in the home

What about cooking, do you cook w/ spices that you are used to,,,,,,, but if someone else came over would it smell like a fish fry. Again, that’s a real no go.

Have you truly compared your home to your competition?

I mean, everyone including me thinks that I have the best home on the block. But is your home measuring up to your competition?

Is your home partially staged or fully staged w/ modern furniture to ensure it shows to the best of its ability, or is your furniture outdated and probably would look better in grandmas house.

Hey, don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just trying to help.

When you look out the window are you looking at your neighbor showering or do you have some type of barrier.

Yes, believe it or not, looking at your neighbor's butt crack or hearing them yell over who gets to pick what to watch on T.V. tonight isn’t quite as desirable as having a barrier of some type..

So I challenge you, take the quiz and get a scale from 1-10 if you’re ready to put your house on the market and sell for top dollar,

or do you need to make a few changes.

P.S. most of us have to make changes, if I were to sell my house, I’d have a honey do list for days.


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