Buying homes in Kirkland Wa

Selling Kirkland Real Estate

At Hallmark Realty we can sell not only residential but commercial real estate in and around the Kirkland real estate market. But here are some tips for you if you are preparing to sell your home.

When selling your home, appearance can be the single most important thing that attracts a buyer. Needed improvements and repairs can add to the value of your home.

Start by walking through your entire property looking for improvements that could be made prior to showing your home to potential buyers. Examine the exterior of your home carefully. Does it need washing or maybe a coat of paint? Make sure that lawn, trees and other landscaping is neatly trimmed and mowed. If the season allows, add flowers here and there for extra color. Make sure your yard is free of leaves and refuse. Remember, buyers will register their first impression of your home as they drive up to your property.

Try to put yourself in the buyer's shoes as you walk through your home. Does the interior of the house need painting? Are the windows and window screens clean? Does the carpet need cleaning or replacing? Do all of the homes mechanical appliances work correctly? Have a close friend or neighbor walk through as well because others can see things that you can become blind to after living there for a while.

Don't forget about those hidden problems that a buyer's inspector may find such as leaky plumbing, ungrounded outlets, slow drains or code violations. Have your closets clean and organized so they look as large and spacious as possible. Remove items from storage areas. The same is true for every room in the house. Remove any items that seem to decrease the size of the rooms. Remove personal items and knick-knacks throughout the house. They may be items close to your heart, but to a potential buyer they're just clutter. Remember you want to keep your buyers attention on what they came to see ... your house! With little preparation and some small improvements, you may very well increase the value of your property!

The following check list will help to ensure your home is ready to show! Print this page out to use as a reference!




Cleaning and Maintenance


For specific details on cleaning and staging your Kirkland Washington real estate, call on our agents today. We can walk through your home with ideas on how to make your home stand out from the rest.