Prepping to Sell - the Living Room

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Prepping to Sell - the Living Room

If you are preparing to sell your home, there are lots of things you can do to put the property in the best possible light. Here are The Top 5 Things You Should Do To The Living Room When Planning to Sell.

  1. De-clutter - There are lots of ways you can de-clutter your living room. Remove any extra furniture, clean off the coffee and side tables, put away all the knick-knacks and any books, magazines or anything else that doesn't necessarily belong in the living room.
  2. De-personalize - The living room needs to be empty of anything that makes the house your home. So, remove all the pictures, family heirlooms, and anything else that detracts from the house and points to you.
  3. Deep Clean - Deep cleaning isn't about dusting and re-arranging. A deep clean means washing any living room windows (inside and outside), vacuum or wax the floor (especially in the corners and underneath any furniture), and replace worn out rugs or carpet.
  4. Re-arrange - You may have arranged the furniture in your living room in such a way that only your furniture would look great like that. When you're preparing to sell, be sure to re-arrange your living room furniture to make the room as open and inviting as possible - even if it means you have to remove some of your personal furniture.
  5. Repair - Patch any holes left in the walls from pictures you've already removed, replace light bulbs and clean the lighting fixtures, paint the room (if necessary), and repair any doors or door handles that need it

If you would like some help locating professionals who can help you with the process of staging your home and preparing it to sell for the most money in the least amount of time possible, contact us! We have a list of professionals who we would be happy to put you in contact with so that we can help you get your home looking in tip-top condition! This is a great place to live, work, and play!

Emcee Arah
RE/MAX Excellence Realtor with Architectural Dimension

Serving all your Real Estate needs in MD, VA & Wash., DC


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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Hello Emcee, This is excellent Prepping to Sell advice. Better to take the needed time preparing the house for sale than to make price reductions.

Jul 30, 2014 10:02 AM #1
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Emcee,

This is really great advice! Anyone following this will show better and sell quicker.

Jul 31, 2014 01:25 PM #2
Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

Thanks for the comments! I apologize for the delay in responding!


Aug 27, 2014 03:37 AM #3
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Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch
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