Preparing a Home to Sell – Five Tips

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Making the decision to put your home on the market is a big step. But, before you sign with a real estate agent and put a sign in the yard there are a few things to do to prepare a home to sell and make your home more marketable.

  1. Remember: When your home is for sale you are NOT living it it. You are marketing a product. No dust, dirt, trash.
  2. Remove all personal items. This includes, but is not limited to: diplomas, family photos, religious items and other potential clutter.
  3. Do all needed repairs, patching, touch up painting. Your home should appear fresh and move-in ready. The last thing a potential home owner wants is to do more work after moving in.
  4. Clean, clean again and clean some more. Bathrooms, kitchens especially. If you have a large home consider hiring some help.
  5. Eliminate all sources of odors: cooking, pets and all other sources should not be detectable. Get a friend to double check this.

And here’s a bonus tip:
When you get a showing appointment leave 15 min early and return 15 min late. Give the potential buyer all the time needed to view your sparkling, move-in ready property.

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Rob Ainbinder

Rob is an SEO and Marketing strategist, creator, writer, entrepreneur, blogger, Dad and husband. He is also the author of “Mastering Google Keep”. In his spare time, Rob enjoys completing home improvement projects, crafting barbeque and cheering on the New England Patriots. Rob lives with his family (daughter, and dog Lilly) in Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem area of North Carolina.

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