Tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale

Posted by Cortiers Real Estate on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 8:59am.

If you’re wanting to sell your house there are a few things that you can do to sell it quickly and for the best price. The best houses are staged properly and have the right little touches to make the house feel like a home. These tips are easy and help the buyer see the beauty that your house has to offer.

The first step is to clean the house as best as possible. Clean areas that you never knew need to clean! You want the house to be sparkling inside and out! This includes decluttering and taking any personal ideas out of the house. Buyers should be able to imagine themselves in the house. Finish the home repair to do list, so buyers can focus on the house not the problems with it. Clean out and reorganize the closets and cabinets. Buyers are nosey and will want to open them, don’t let things fly out of them when they do.

If you are wanting to take the built-in appliances or the fixtures the best time to remove them would be now, that way potential buyers will only see what they can get. Consider renting a storage unit to store all your extra furniture and family things. Go for simple decor that doesn’t scream out to the buyer and tone down colors. If you have hot pink walls with zebra print chairs, you should think about repainting to a more neutral tone and add some slip covers to those chairs.

Let there be light! Light is important and makes the space feel bigger and more inviting. Add lamps and open windows to brighten up the space. Bring in plants to fill empty corners. Make the house feel light and natural.  

Lastly, add the welcoming touches in the entrance. This include a new welcome mate, pleasant smells such as flowers or cookies, and nice landscaping. First impressions are important and they set the tone for the whole house. Spruce up the entryway and landscaping to make buyers excited about your house.

There are a lot of tips out there as to how to sell your house quickly and for the best price. These are just a few of the many that you can find, but they are most important. When you’re selling your house make it clean, make it simple and bright, and make it inviting.


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