Preparing to sell

Open House sign

You’ve made the decision to sell and the next step is to prepare your home for going on the market. Even before hiring a real estate agent you can begin with these steps:

  • Depersonalize: The idea is to allow the potential buyer to imagine themselves living there. Removing plaques, awards, and family pictures goes a long way to make the house feel more neutral.
  • De-clutter: Clutter makes rooms feel smaller. Removing some furniture and years of collecting will open up the living space.
  • Clean, clean, clean: Cleaning will not only make everything look better but also a subtle assurance that this was a home well-cared for.
  • The yard: Obviously the yard is the first thing a would-be buyers see as they pull up to the home. Give them a strong reason to get out of the car.