Home Seller Tips January 2, 2024

Top Tips For Preparing Your Home To Sell

Getting your home ready to sell involves several steps to enhance its appeal and increase its market value. Here are my top tips:

  1. Clean and Declutter:
    • Clean your home thoroughly, paying attention to every room. Hiring a professional cleaning company is worth every penny!
    • Declutter by removing excess items, personal belongings, and unnecessary furniture.
    • As much as we love pets, there should be no evidence of them in the home.
  2. Depersonalize:
    • Remove personal items like family photos and unique decor to help potential buyers envision themselves in the space.
  3. Neutralize:
    • Paint walls in neutral colors to appeal to a broader range of buyers.
    • Replace bold or unique fixtures with more neutral ones.
  4. Repair and Maintenance:
    • Fix any visible issues, such as leaky faucets, peeling paint, or broken tiles.
    • Ensure that all appliances and systems are in working order.
  5. Curb Appeal:
    • Make a strong first impression by improving the curb appeal.
    • Trim bushes, mow the lawn, and plant flowers if necessary.
    • Consider repainting the front door.
  6. Staging:
    • Arrange furniture to highlight the flow of the rooms.
    • Use neutral and inviting decor to make the space feel welcoming.
    • Consider professional staging if needed.
  7. Lighting:
    • Ensure all rooms are well-lit. Change lightbulbs where needed.
    • Maximize natural light by opening curtains and blinds.
  8. Flooring:
    • Clean or replace carpets if necessary. Use a professional cleaner!
    • Repair or refinish hardwood floors.
  9. Kitchen and Bathroom Updates:
    • Upgrade outdated fixtures and hardware.
    • Consider minor renovations, such as replacing countertops or adding a fresh coat of paint.
  10. Highlight Unique Features:
    • Showcase any unique features your home may have, such as a fireplace, built-in shelves, or architectural details.
  11. Pre-Inspection:
    • Consider getting a pre-inspection to identify and address potential issues before listing your home.
  12. Create a Welcoming Atmosphere for Showings:
    • Keep your home clean and organized for scheduled showings. Turn on all the lights before showings.


My specialization lies in assisting homeowners in readying their properties for sale to secure the best possible price and terms. I focus on optimizing the presentation of homes to attract potential buyers and enhance their overall market value. Call me today at 720-639-0974 to set up a consultation.