What’s a Good Home-Selling Activity for a Rainy Day?
DAVIDSONVILLE, ANNAPOLIS, EDGEWATER, ARNOLD AND SEVERNA PARK REAL ESTATE
When you are getting ready to sell your house, there’s nothing like a sunny day to spur you into last-minute readying. The final curb appeal-enhancing projects, springtime yard and landscaping spiffing-up activities, window cleaning and the like are readily dispatched when the weather is balmy.
But when it’s dreary outside (it does happen in Annapolis, unfortunately), there is at least one home selling activity that doesn’t call for fair weather. In fact, it doesn’t call for anything else either, save for a pen and paper (or the computer equivalent) and access to the household records. It’s a necessary part of any Annapolis home-selling, too—something that’s best dispensed with before moving day.
The rainy-day activity in question is Contact Sheet Preparation. When finished, it will comprise an invaluable resource to be presented to your home’s new owners—one that will be greatly appreciated by them. Depending on how much detail is included, its creation can occupy most of a rain-soaked afternoon.
At minimum, the contact sheet should include:
- Annapolis Community Emergency Phone numbers
- Utility Companies
- Household resource providers (plumbers, electricians, septic service, chimney sweeps, etc.)
The most detailed contact sheets also can include “Once in a Blue Moon” details, which identify long-ago resources like the guy who fixed the garden shed lock or the company that web address for the company that supplies the extra garage door opener when they get lost. It can also list warranty information—for instance, some roofing company warrantees require notification by a new owner.
Annapolis home-selling success requires attending to many details. Some are best provided by the homeowner—but most benefit from the experience of a real estate pro. Call me!
DEBORAH LAGGINI, Long and Foster Real Estate, Annapolis, MD 21403
REALTOR, Annapolis, Davidsonville, Edgewater, and Surrounding Communities