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Selling Your Home

Tips to Make Your Home
Easier To Sell

If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, now is the time to prepare. Investing a little bit of time and money now will make your home easier to sell. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Depersonalize your home

There are a lot of memories in your home, but it is essential that you remove the emotional connection. You want to make it easy for potential buyers to see themselves living in your home. Removing excess personal items like family photographs will make it easier for perspective buyers to envision making their own memories in the home.

Be objective

Would you buy your home? Are there repairs or updates that need done? Objectivity is tough for most homeowners, so enlist the help of a friend or neighbor for a second opinion. Overlooking small flaws that can be easily remedied could end up costing you money.

Freshen Up

This is the most basic update you can do to welcome perspective buyers. Make sure your house is clean and fresh. Buy some potpourri or room fresheners to have on hand for showings.

Clean out the clutter

If your rooms and closets are filled to capacity, get rid of what you do not need. This is a great time to donate household items and furniture to charity. Pack the items you want to keep and store them. This will also help you prepare to move.


Make repairs to things like broken window locks and worn door handles so the home has a maintained look. Simple updates to light fixtures and faucets can make a big difference. If there are more significant repairs needed, like replacing a furnace, now is the time to make them.


If your walls look dull, it is time for a fresh coat of paint. Additionally, if that eclectic chartreuse green hue in your bedroom was a fun personal preference, it might be time for an update. Stick with light, neutral colors to help the space feel brighter and larger.

Curb appeal

Make sure the outside of your home gets the attention it deserves. Do the gutters need cleaned? Are there outside repairs or painting that need to take place? Make sure the drive-by appearance of your home is aesthetically pleasing. This is the first thing potential buyers will notice.

Preparing your home for the best presentation possible is the easiest way to set yourself up for success on the market. The investment you make now will provide you an edge in the market in the weeks to come.

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