5 Tasks to Complete Before You Sell Your Alaska Home This Spring
We just shared Why You Shouldn't Wait Until Spring to Sell Your Alaskan Home, but now we're taking it a step further and sharing a few things you need to cross off of your homeowner to-do list before you officially list your property.
Remember that you will want to have your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, or North Pole in tip-top shape to outshine the others on the market and as your local real estate experts in Alaska, we are sharing a few tasks below to help you do just that!
Clean the gutters
Once the warm temperatures begin to set in, we're all eager to get outside again— but you're probably not in a hurry to venture up to the roof. Don't forget to take stock of your gutters, giving them a good cleaning before the spring is in full swing. If left unattended, gutters can begin to overflow and wreak havoc on your foundation or the interior of your Alaska home via water damage.
Wash the windows
Not only do clean windows allow for more light to enter your home in Alaska, but they give the impression that your home is tidy and well cared for. No matter what time of year you list your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, North Pole or the surrounding areas, be sure to give your windows a thorough washing!
Remove yard debris
Especially before having listing photos taken of your home, you'll want to make sure your home's curb appeal is on point. Yard debris in the form of tree limbs, twigs, and dead landscaping can really bring down the property's image for buyers. Take the time to clean up your yard—as well as clear walkways—and ensure it gives off a welcoming aura to buyers.
Store your winter tools
Before you invite buyers into your Alaskan home, it is essential to store your winter tools, including shovels and rakes. Not only do these items give the feeling of clutter to your outdoor space, but it suggests to the buyers that the rest of the property is not organized and maintained.
Repair animal damage
During the colder months, it is not uncommon for outside critters to find a way in! Raccoons, birds, bats, mice, squirrels, you name it— they can easily take up residence in damaged siding, under the roofline, and in holes around your foundation. If you spot these damaged areas, it is key to repair them as soon as possible before buyers point them out themselves!
Do not hesitate to reach out to Madden Real Estate for help with finding your home value or next steps on listing your home this year! We've helped numerous homeowners do the same and we'd love the opportunity to help you move on to your next dream home too!
We even have a Guaranteed Sale Program— If we don't sell your home, we'll buy it!
Look forward to speaking soon!