Prepare For Sale

Prepare for Sale

Did you know well-placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are? Or that opening drapes and blinds and turning on all lights make a room seem bright and cheery?

It’s a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions.

Inexpensive ways to maximize your home’s appeal:

Exterior

  • Keep the grass freshly cut
  • Remove all yard clutter
  • Apply fresh paint to wooden fences
  • Paint the front door
  • Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds
  • Clean windows inside & out
  • Wash or paint home’s exterior
  • Tighten and clean all door handles
  • Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached

Interior

  • Remove all excessive wall hangings, furniture, and knickknacks
  • Consider a temporary storage unit
  • Clean or paint walls and ceilings
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Clean and organize cabinets and closets
  • Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets & drain pipes
  • Clean all light fixtures

For Showings

  • Turn on all the lights
  • Open drapes in the daytime
  • Keep pets secured outdoors
  • Play quiet background music
  • Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate)
  • Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla
  • Vacate the property while it is being shown

Want more tips on how to make your home stand out from the rest? Give us a call! 630.984.4701