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5 Steps To Preparing Your Home For Sale

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Stars Realty

Getting a home ready to list and sell can seem like an overwhelming task but it doesn't have to be if you follow these easy steps.

1. Declutter: The first step to preparing your home for sale is to declutter. We all have accumulated items over the years that we no longer need or use, and these items can make our homes feel cluttered and overwhelming. Take some time to go through each room in your home and get rid of anything you no longer need or use.  Storage tubs can become your new best friend.

2. Spotless Clean: Once you have decluttered, it's time to deep clean your home. Spotless clean will make your home more attractive to potential buyers and showcase its best features.  Don't forget to clean hard-to-reach places like inside your oven and refrigerator, ceiling fans, baseboards, windows, mirrors, and behind furniture.

3. Make Repairs: Next, take a walk around your home and make note of any repairs that need to be made.  Small things like a leaky faucet or a loose doorknob may seem insignificant, but they can turn off potential buyers.  Taking care of these repairs before listing your home will save you time and money in the long run.

4. Neutralize: When it comes to selling a home, neutral and desirable to the widest buyer audience is key.  Buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in the space, so it's important to remove any overly personal touches or bold colors that could be distracting.  Consider repainting walls with a neutral color and removing any out of date wallpaper.

5. Enhance / Stage:  Finally, enhancing or staging your home can make a big difference in its appearance and overall value. This could include adding fresh flowers or plants throughout the house, rearranging furniture for better flow, or even bringing in professional stagers for an added touch.  The goal is for the buyer to be able to see themselves living in your home.

By following these 5 steps, you'll be well on your way to getting your home ready for sale and potentially increasing its value without breaking the bank.

Do you have questions or would you like to view our video "Preparing Your Home To Sell"?  Let us know and we are happy to help.

Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800 SamMillerSells.com

Comments(3)

John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Sam Miller these are very valuable list of steps for preparing a home for sale.

Jan 08, 2024 01:53 PM
Sam Miller

Thanks John!  The best part of this 5 step list is that it is easy to follow - Sam 

Jan 08, 2024 03:56 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Sam Miller great suggestions.  Now just to get sellers to do your 5 easy steps!  Thanks for sharing!

Jan 08, 2024 05:12 PM
Sam Miller

Thanks Dick for commenting!  I have a feeling more and more sellers are going to wait to upgrade as the housing market calms down a bit - Sam 

Jan 08, 2024 05:14 PM