Getting Your Home Ready Inside

Welcome with neutral, minimal clutter, and purposeful spaces

When preparing your home for sale aim to have each room tell the story of its purpose and potential so that the buyer can connect, can imagine themselves there, and can picture your house becoming THEIR new home.

Professionally Cleaned

Your house needs to be sparkling clean & bathrooms need to glisten like new.

Clutter Free

Depersonalize, and clear away all clutter from your home.

Open Canvas

Let buyers imaginations do all the cooking in the kitchen.

Presentable Space

Open those closets and storage areas up.                                       

Personality

Strike a balance between clean and lived-in.                                       

Necessary Repairs

Repairs will revitalize, refresh, and reinvent your property for optimal sale terms.

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Getting Your Home Ready Outside

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Boost Curb Appeal

First impressions matter and curb appeal (or, lack of thereof) can often deter visitors from viewing a home, even for pre-scheduled viewings. Here are a few starting points to help you avoid that happening:

  • Turn and weed the beds; trim the trees and shrubs.
  • Consider planting some blooming flowers and fresh greenery.
  • Keep the lawn cut, watered, and reseed it or add fresh sod as needed.
  • Rake the leaves in the fall and shovel snow in winter.
  • Walk around the house and ensure that the path and the perimeter of the house are clear and remove all litter and trash. No foreign objects such as toys, bicycles, garbage cans, or unused building materials should be visible.
  • Washing your front windows is essential, but doing them all is a great idea. One-time window cleaning services are often reasonably priced.
  • Power-wash the siding and walkways.
  • Repaint or stain the porch floor as needed.
  • Scrub and wash the front porch as well as the front door and its trim.
  • Hang new, easy-to-read house numbers or polish the existing set, and make sure the doorbell works.
  • Replace a tired-looking mail box and clean the exterior light fixtures.
  • After de-cluttering and cleaning out the garage, don’t forget to wash down the outside.
  • Put all small items away from the patio and deck, so as not to distract the eye from the available space.
  • Mend the fence and fix the gate latch.
  • Consider a landscaping service to lighten the load and enhance your efforts.

Your house should look like the best maintained one on the block so buyers are thinking it is the one for them before they walk through the front door!

Welcome visitors with an inviting porch

  • This is the first thing buyers see as they stand and wait for the door to open. It’s well worth it to enhance their first impression.
  • Even if you have only a tiny stoop, make it say “Welcome Home” with a clean doormat, blooming potted plants and — if you have room — one or two pieces of neat porch furniture.
  • Keep your porch lights on in the evenings for when potential buyers drive by. They will.
  • Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a nice extra touch, especially if you’ll be showing the house during the evening.
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Making an informed decision...

It is always a good idea to explore your options when choosing a realtor. There are a lot of real estate professionals in this city and it is important to find the best one for you. I feel confident that when we meet you will recognize that you are meeting a hard working professional who puts his client’s needs first. I ask only for the chance to get together and discuss your goals. Coffee is on me!