Preparing Your House For Sale

Real Estate Agent with Classic Realty Realtor

Here is a step by step approach on Preparing Your House For Sale - Part One. The other part will follow tomorrow.

1. De-clutter and de-personalize
Consider renting a Storage Locker. When it comes to De-personalizing, number 4 on my list will help cover that.

2. Work on getting rid of odors
Odors can be a real roadblock in selling your property. Ask you agent, "How does my house smell?" Be serious when you ask. Be ready for the Real Estate Agents honest reply.

3. Employ the services of a major maid cleaning service company
This isn't as expensive as you think and it can definitely decrease the days on the market for your home. In other words, your home might just sell faster!

4. Employ a professional to stage your home
I strongly believe in professional Home Staging. I could share example after example of homes that haven't sold because they needed to be staged. Over-sized furniture needed to be stored, or Pictures on the wall needed to be swapped out for something not so personal. The list can go on and on.

5. Don’t forget to clean the garage
Remember, your garage is part of the property you want to sell. Make it salable!

I will offer five additional ways on preparing your house for sale in tomorrow's post!


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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

You never have a second chance at a great first impression, so all the suggestions you make are a must when it comes to preparing your home for the market.

Make it a great week!

Apr 21, 2013 10:00 PM #1
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Your tips are very valuable to anyone thinking about planning to sell. And even if you're not planning to sell, these are great Spring Cleaning tips too!

A home requires home maintenance. If owners want to sell, you've outlined the perfect guide for them to use.

Apr 22, 2013 12:42 AM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

David, great advice for anyone contemplating listing their home in today's market.    This items will surely get the home sold quickly and at top dollar!

Apr 22, 2013 02:01 AM #3
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Excellent article David Burrows. Keep up the good work! I reblogged this.

Apr 22, 2013 02:58 AM #4
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Joe, thanks for coming by . . . You are correct that we never get a 2nd chance to make a great first impression.
Patricia, I appreciate you comments today. A home does require maintenance and hopefully my tips will help.
Joan, I always appreciate your comments, too! Your comments are always right on!!!
Will, thanks for the reblog... I appreciate it. Part two was just released a couple of hours ago.

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