How Can You Prepare Your Home For Sale?

Your home must sell itself. An attractive, well maintained home is most appealing to potential buyers. Our experience shows that the homeowners’ preparation of the home, in advance of actively listing the property for sale, increases desirability, provides a marketing edge and results in shorter market time, while encouraging a higher return. These simple suggestions will help showcase your property to its best advantage. Learn more about pricing and staging your home for sale. Contact us for more information or any questions you may have.


The Exterior is the First Impression

  • Remove yard clutter
  • Trim hedges and shrubs, cut the grass, and weed flowerbeds
  • Clean doors, windows and screens
  • Paint front door and garage doors

Inside Your Home

  • Remove clutter, especially in hallways and stairways
  • Organize storage areas (garage, basement, attic, closets)
  • Replace burned out light bulbs
  • Repair dripping or leaky faucets and toilets
  • Remove knick-knacks, family pictures from furniture and windowsills
  • Clean house thoroughly
  • Wash windows


  • Clean your home, clear countertops, mop and vacuum floors, fluff the furniture
  • Turn on inside lights
  • In the evening, turn on outside lighting
  • Open blinds and curtains
  • Open doors to all rooms
  • Close Garage doors
  • Keep pets in a separate area
  • Make sure room temperature is comfortable
  • Light a scented candle or bake to create a clean, fresh scent in the home
  • Place fresh flowers in a vase