How To Prepare A House To Sell Fast

Real Estate Agent with Remax River City

Sometimes you just don’t have months to put into remodeling a home to sell it. Whether you’re flipping a house or just want to sell your home quickly there are still things that you can do to make it more attractive to potential buyers. Some small upgrades and inexpensive additions along with some elbow grease can get your house ready to sell fast. Here are tips from real estate professionals that will attract potential buyers right away:

Hire a Cleaning Service

You’d be amazing what a good deep cleaning can do for a house. Hire a professional cleaning service to come in and clean the home from top to bottom. Prospective buyers will instantly notice that your home is sparkling clean. If you’re still living in the house try to have it professionally cleaned before an open house that buyers will attend.

Whip The Yard Into Shape

When people arrive at your home the first thing they will notice is the landscaping. Adding flower boxes and brightening up the outside with decorative landscaping is a great way to make the home more inviting. But even just trimming the bushes, raking up leaves, and making sure the grass is cut will help the appearance of the home. If you are selling the home in the winter make sure that the driveway and walk ways are clear of snow and ice.

Welcome Prospective Buyers

Small touches that add a sense of home will instantly make the house look better to buyers. Buy a new welcome mat for the front door. Hang a seasonal wreath on the door. When you know that the house is being shown to a prospective buyer bake some cookies so that the house smells like cookies. That smell will subconsciously make the prospective buyer feel more at home.

Declutter The House

The way that a house is staged has a big impact on potential buyers. When you are selling your home it’s important to get clutter out of the way. If the buyer can’t visualize their own furniture and items in the home they won’t want to buy it. Store excess furniture and artwork in the garage. Move papers, laundry and piles of clutter out of sight. The home should be open, clean and inviting when potential buyers arrive.


Giving the walls a fresh coat of paint will hide any scuff marks, stains, or other signs of wear and tear. Pick warm neutral colors so that the buyers can easily see how their furniture will look in the home. If you have kids rooms that are painted bright colors repaint them a soft white or another neutral color. 

Comments (2)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gurpreet, I agree, some pretty important tips for homeowners to get their home ready and to sell quickly.  Welcome to ActiveRain.

Apr 03, 2017 12:25 PM