First Time Sellers – Staging and Preparing Your Home To Sell Can Help You Get Top Dollar & Sell Your Home Fast!

Today’s real estate market is HOT, but not all homes sell for top dollar or as fast as others do. Why is that? A large part of a reason why a home may sit on the market despite the strong seller’s market aside from being overpriced or needing major repair is that a home is not staged or prepared well to sell.

Buyers prefer to walk into a space that is clean, clear of clutter and fresh that they can imagine putting the finishing touches on and calling their own. As a skilled listing professional, I guide and advise my sellers to help them get their homes ‘market ready’, so that they can receive top dollar for their home and get it fast!

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Here are some helpful tips for preparing your home for sale:

Home Staging Boosts Selling Power and Appeal

Most homes show better with about half of the furniture removed as well as minimal photos, knick knacks and art on the walls and on shelves. If a buyer walks in the door and wonders if anybody lives in the house, you’ve done your job correctly.

Touching Up Your Home For Sale

Painting is the single most effective improvement you can make. Don’t let dings in the woodwork or scrapes on the walls make your home reflect deferred maintenance. Paint can also go a long way in making a home feel fresh and updated.

Have dated cabinets? A neutral coat of paint can go a long way in bringing your cabinetry up to date!

Replace Outdated Fixtures

Have dated lighting fixtures, cabinet handles or faucets? Believe it or not, these small and usually inexpensive items can make a large difference in a buyer’s perception of a home! Updating fixtures shows the home has been maintained and isn’t dated, which can go a long way in helping you realize top dollar for your home.

Deep clean or have your home professionally cleaned

This is fairly self explanatory, but having a buyer’s walk into a sparkling, fresh home again allows them to imagine themselves in the space and shows the home has been cared for.

If you’re considering selling and have questions about what your home is worth, how to prepare and the process in general the best place to start is consulting with a real estate professional. Click here to your complimentary seller’s consultation with me today!


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I'm Brooke Buckett and I love educating and helping first time home buyers, so they can achieve their dream of homeownership and helping first time sellers sell their home for top dollar. How can I help you make your real estate dreams come true?

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