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Tips for Preparing Your Home For Sale!

Blog by Alisa Sakamoto | August 30th, 2013

It’s that time of year again when many home owners give thought toward selling. With that in mind, I wanted to provide you with some great tips when trying to sell your home!



It’s a fact – a home that shows well will sell faster and bring a higher price. Cosmetic touch-ups can make a big difference. A sparkling home will make a purchaser fall in love – you know the feeling you get when you test drive a brand new car or maybe when you bought your home – though you hid your excitement from the seller, you know you had. Buyers will be willing to pay a little more than they budgeted and accommodate your closing requirements, because there is no other home like this one. A great first impression is a powerful selling tool! 

There are a number of steps you can take to prepare your home for sale. They include de-cluttering, cleaning, painting, repairing, de-personalizing, and de-cluttering again. 

- De-cluttering is often the least expensive and the most effective way to prepare your home for sale. Clutter turns most buyers off. That means getting rid of everything you can live without. 
- Clean, clean, clean everything! Clear kitchen countertops, pack up those personal photos and arrange the furniture to obtain the most open feeling. 
- Make a point of painting prior to selling. Put yourself in the buyer’s position. Bright or bold colors can often leave buyers with negative thoughts toward your home. Use soft neutral colors like off-white. Lighter colored walls make rooms look bigger and freshes up the look.
- Missing any knobs from drawers or light bulbs burnt out? Small things like that make buyers think there may be more wrong with your home if those items aren’t fixed. 

I hope this information helps when you are getting ready to sell your home. If you have any other questions about the home selling process, please do not hesitate to contact me today!