Preparing your home to sell

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services

Things can seem overwhelming when staging your own home.  Here are some tips to help:


Don’t underestimate the importance of the layout of furniture in each room. Yes, it’s a chore, but it really is worth it.

In addition to preparation of the house itself, gather together a portfolio of paperwork that any serious potential buyer may very well want to see. Gas, electricity bills etc., plus any guarantees for damp proofing or other remedial work that has been undertaken.


Comments (2)

Petra Trebohansingh
Century 21, Trademark Realty - Rockville, MD

Carolyn, I agree. 

At a brokers open, The furniture was originally blocking the entrance. During a brokers' open, I got the visiting agents to submit their suggestions for better ways to market and stage. I later presented it to the owner and got him to put the excess furniture in storage and within a few days we were able to secure a ratified contract. Using agent feedback has been a priceless tool.

Oct 20, 2007 12:24 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Great advice and you may want to add make sure you have plenty of light. Leave the lights on 9am-8pm durning possible showing hours. Put them on a timer, if you are in a habit of shutting lights off when you go to work.


Oct 22, 2007 06:05 PM