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How to prepare your home to sell

Selling your house can be a large undertaking. There are many steps you will need to take before selling. Presenting your home in the best possible way is one of these steps, if you want to sell it successfully. In order to draw interest to your home to attract buyers, you may need to make certain preparations to your house.

Here are three steps you should take to prepare your home to sell.


You will want to make sure all large and small maintenance is taken care of. If a potential buyer notices any damage to your home it may deter them from making an offer. Loose door handles, scuff marks and a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint to the walls are a few common repairs you might need to fix before showing your house.


Cleaning your house is another important part of the presentation of your house. Make sure there is a general appearance of cleanliness in all rooms that will be on display. This includes de-cluttering your living spaces, dusting, vacuuming and other typical types of routine cleaning.

You should also try to depersonalize your home. This makes it easier for people to envision themselves in your home which can help with the selling process.

Increase curb appeal

The way your house looks from the outside is another factor that can influence a potential buyer’s impression of your home. Improving your home’s curb appeal can include planting some new trees or plants, redoing a sidewalk or repainting your front door.

You can also consider hiring someone to professionally stage your home. Selling your home can seem daunting but taking steps to fix it up beforehand can make the process easier.

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