Guide to Selling a Home
From the day that your house goes on the market to the day it
closes, your property needs to be in
"Selling Shape". It may take a little getting use-to, but you
and your family will have to make the
transition to thinking about your house as a property and not a
home. This is certainly an inconvenience if you're still living
in your house, but the effort is well worth it.
So how can you get your property into selling shape? Let's just
follow some simple rules.
First. Fix it.
Anything that is in your house that is in disrepair and can be
easily fixed should be addressed before the home goes up for
sale. You'll want to pay particular attention to the front
exterior and the most important rooms in the house: The master
bedroom, the kitchen, and the living room.
Next. Clean it.
Clean, clean and more clean. From the inside out, a clean
listing is a happy listing. And remember, it's not good enough
to just put things away. Potential buyers will and do open
closets and drawers throughout the house when they're looking at
your listing. Be sure to keep personal items that you do not
want on display in drawers that are clearly your personal
The more organized you can be, the better.
Last. Open it.
Making your house appear as attractive as possible is largely
about allowing potential buyers the opportunity to imagine their
lives in your property. As mentioned earlier in this guide,
professional staging services can help in selling your listing
by using design principles and tricks that emphasize space.
Creating the appearance of openness and space is key to getting
your property sold. Remember, you're not selling your stuff!
Whether you choose to professionally stage your house or not,
here are some simple practices that will help us keep your home
looking open and appealing:
If it's smaller than a grapefruit, it needs to be put away. Get
rid of or pack away anything that isn't
essential. Everything else that is small but cannot be packed
should be put away in a drawer or
cabinet during showing appointments.
2. Limit the number of items on top of any surface to 3.
3. Beware of odors: Bad ones and strong ones. It's not just the
stinky stuff you need to pay attention to. There are obvious
problem points that can produce bad smells like the garbage cans
and the disposal, but you should consider any strong smell a bad
one. Don't rely on potpourri or air fresheners to mask
unpleasant odors. These can be just as offensive to some buyers.
Instead, be sure to open your windows when possible to keep
fresh air circulating in the house.
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