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How to Prep Your Home to Sell: This is What You Need to Do

It is expected that 5.46 million homes will sell in 2020. Will your home be one of those?

What are some things that will affect the sale of your home? Is there a best day to list a house for sale? What time of the year is best for selling quickly?

Selling a house in bad condition is never a good idea, no matter when you decide to sell. Getting your home ready to put on the market can be a daunting task, but a little home prep can go a long way.

Learn how to prep your home to get the most money from your home sale.

Selling Your Home? Here’s How to Prep It to Sell

If you want potential buyers to notice your home, in addition to getting top dollar, there are some things you can do to make your home more appealing. Buyers love move-in ready homes. Get yours there with a little planning and some hard work.


This is one of the most important things you can do before showing your home.

Clear out things that make the home look smaller or less inviting. Clean out closets to show that there is adequate storage. Clear off countertops. Organize your pantry.

Put the things you want to keep in storage. Donate or sell what you don’t want.

Stage Your Home

Staged homes sell quicker than their unstaged counterparts. Patch holes in the walls, replace lightbulbs, and repair floor scratches to show that the house is well maintained.

Paint the walls neutral colors. If you already have a neutral pallet, clean scuff marks off the walls or freshen it up with a fresh coat of paint.

Clean up the outside of the home. Spruce up the landscaping to increase the curb appeal. Make your front door a focal point with a pop of color or potted plants. Pressure wash sidewalks, the driveway, and the patio.

Update Your Kitchen and Baths

You probably don’t have the time or desire to spend money on remodeling, but you can update appliances, countertops, and colors to make these rooms look updated.

A new shower curtain and towels will give your bathroom a new life. New handles on your kitchen cabinets will give your kitchen an updated look for little money.

Make it Spotless

Clean everything from your ceiling fans to the windows to your tile floors. Make everything shine.

Remove pet odors by removing the litter box or dog bed for showings. A clean home is very attractive to buyers.

Make the Move

Now that you know how to prep your home to sell, it will be ready for showings. When it sells quickly, be sure to contact us for all of your moving needs.

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