5 Things You Can Do To Get Top Dollar For Your Home

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Stars Realty

5 Things you should do to get top dollar from the sale of your home

#1. Declutter your home and free up the floor space inside of your home including all living areas, closets, cabinetry, your basement, and your garage. You can use storage tubs to help organize or store your items.

#2. Once you have decluttered, it’s time to clean your house like it has never been cleaned before. Spic and span, spotless and shiny. Give your home the white glove treatment.

#3. Fresh paint especially in areas where your it is looking a little worn. Paint is one of the least expensive things you can and it has the most bang for the buck spent. Paint does 2 things: It suddenly modernizes your home especially if your home has old out of date colors and it makes a home appear cleaner. if you choose lighter and more current paint colors it can also make the home feel spacious compared to a home that has dark paint colors.

#4. Deep clean or replace carpet or nasty flooring - It’s tough to sell a house with nasty carpeting #4. Remove unpleasant smells – I have said for years “If you can smell it, you can’t sell it”. Don’t try to hide bad odors by covering them with sprays, focus on cleaning, neutralizing and eliminating those smells.

#5. Get the outside looking sharp – Pressure wash mildew off the siding, clean the decks and porches and paint or stain if needed, edge the lawns, trim everything, mulch everything, paint the front door.

These 5 items will help you get top dollar for your home.

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Contact The Sam Miller Team of REMAX Stars Realty


John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Sam Miller these are very valuable list of thing can do to get top dollar for a home.

May 01, 2023 07:57 PM
Sam Miller

Thanks John!  Some of the best stuff is the simple stuff - Sam 

May 01, 2023 08:20 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
May 02, 2023 03:47 AM
Sam Miller

Thanks Richard!  Hope you have a super fantastic day as well - Sam 

May 02, 2023 04:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, these items will definitely help get top dollar. I would add, take care of any pending maintenance items!

May 02, 2023 04:57 AM
Sam Miller

Thanks Kat and I like your addition because pending maintenance can make a big difference - Sam 

May 02, 2023 05:02 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

People have to visualize THEIR STUFF in the home, not the current homeowners stuff.

May 02, 2023 05:03 AM
Sam Miller

Thanks for commenting Faye!  I agree - Buyers need to be able to see themselves living in the property.

May 02, 2023 05:11 AM