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Selling Your Home? Do These Three Things.

If you’re planning on listing your home this year, then you’ll need to get it ready for showings so that you make the best possible impression. Below are a few tips to polish up your home so that prospective buyers see it in the best possible light.


While cleaning is a no-brainer, decluttering is sometimes overlooked. Why? You’re attached to your things and like them where they are. The problem is that prospects may not share the same affections. Plus, you want to give potential homebuyers the option to imagine their own things within the home, which is hard to do if everything is cluttered.

Repair and Refresh

Take the time to repair small things around the house like leaky faucets, broken or ripped window screens, burned-out lightbulbs, and more. If your walls are painted with a bright, bold color, consider repainting with a neutral color.

Curb Appeal

The first thing that potential home buyers are going to see is the outside of your home. If your grass is high and you have flower beds full of dead daisies, then prospects are going to have a bad impression of your home before they even get inside. Take the time to do some basic landscaping, clean up your driveways and walkways, and replace your outdoor lighting if applicable.


Source: Zillow Porchlight, “3 Must-Do’s Before Listings Your House for Sale”