Things to do before you sell.

Get estimates from a reliable repairer on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof or worn carpeting. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs.

Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested.

Get a pre-sale home inspection so you’ll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned and cancel a contract.

Gather together warranties and guarantees on appliances, and other items that will remain with the house.