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Preparing Your Home to Sell

GIVE YOUR HOME A FACELIFT

Understanding how to properly prepare your property for sale will increase your chances of achieving a full price offer quickly. You'll want to address the honey-do list and make sure to highlight your property’s best features. To get you stared, here's a list of items you can take care of to improve your home's appeal and make your space more inviting without breaking the bank:

 

MAKE IT SPARKLE:

  • Remove household clutter
  • Retire extra furniture to make rooms appear larger
  • Maximize the lighting in your home
  • Clean the windows inside and out
  • Make sure all mirrors are clean and spot-free
  • Open all drapes and blinds before showings
  • Turn on soft background music for showings
  • Turn off computers and televisions during showings to avoid distractions
  • Eliminate pet odors
  • Repair any damage caused by pets
  • Remove or crate pets for showings

AMP UP YOUR KITCHEN & BATH APPEAL:

  • Potential buyers may look in ovens, microwaves and cabinets so clean and organize them as well as possible
  • Set the kitchen table for comfort rather than maximum seating
  • Display an arrangement of fresh flowers
  • Deep clean bathrooms
  • Eliminate odors
  • Put on a fresh coat of paint
  • Re-caulk around sinks and baths if cracked
  • Add fresh, folded towels in the bathrooms

DON'T FORGET CURB APPEAL:

  • Maintain and trim shrubs and bushes
  • Keep lawn mowed
  • Spread fresh bark dust in your flowerbeds
  • Place colorful flowers or greenery at the front entry
  • Remove clutter and gardening tools
  • Keep hoses nicely coiled
  • Clean the front door and repaint/re-stain if needed
  • Touch up outside trim