Preparing Your Home For Sale

Prepare your home for saleIt’s a fact, acquiring the highest market value & elevating your home above others often comes down to first impressions. Our personal staging and conditioning advice will make for a great first impression. These tips are general in nature. When you hire us to sell your home, we will create a customized staging and conditioning report reflective of your home, motivation and capabilities.

Here are 22 Tips to prepare your home for sale and maximize home appeal:

Outside
1 Keep the grass freshly cut.
2 Remove all yard clutter.
3 Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
4 Paint the front door.
5 Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds.
6 Clean windows inside and out.
7 Wash or paint home’s exterior.
8 Tighten and clean all door handles.
9 Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached.

Inside
10 Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks (consider a temporary self-storage unit).
11 Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
12 Shampoo carpets.
13 Clean and organize cabinets and closets.
14 Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.
15 Clean all light fixtures.

When Showings Happen
16 Turn on all the lights.
17 Open drapes in the daytime.
18 Keep pets secured outdoors.
19 Play quiet background music.
20 Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate).
21 Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla.
22 Vacate the property while it is being shown.

And one more good measure:

23 Hire us to handle the sale for you. See why we are the best choice to help get your home sold.

For over 30 years the Prime Property Team and Ron Carpenito of Keller Williams Realty Andover have been helping home buyers and sellers in Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, and the Merrimack Valley with their real estate goals. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home anywhere in Massachusetts or know someone who is, contact Ron today at (978)494-0346.

Home Selling Resources

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