Getting ready to put my home on the market...

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What is the most important to do?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2017
    Declutter,and a fresh coat of paint is normally the routine.
  • FL FL on May 15, 2017
    The most important things are these: 1).clean, clean, clean. 2) De-clutter as much as you can by getting rid of excess personal items (put in storage). 3) Make repairs and improvements to show that you take care of the house (fresh bulbs in all lamps, outdoor lights, working doorbell, working locks on all doors, patch holes in walls, working windows, etc). That is what I learned from watching HGTV!!!!! Good luck!
  • Rachel Rachel on May 15, 2017
    As someone who sold their home previously (ie not a real estate agent, just a homeowner), the first thing anyone noticed was if there was a smell, and what the flower beds looked like. If you have funky carpet I'd replace it prior to listing, just because it can make or break the way a home feels... GOOD LUCK!
  • the hardest thing to do is look at it through a new owner's eyes. That mean no clutter, enough storage, great lighting, kitchen doesn't need immediate overhaul. You can help the house smell good by putting ground cinnamon on some foil and heat It in the over for a little while.
  • Marylou Marylou on May 15, 2017
    Clean, smell, paint.
    Clean , use bleach, use vanilla cotton balls, paint everything a neutral color
  • Darla Darla on May 15, 2017
    Stage house....get rid of person items they don't allow the buyer to picture themselves there because they are distracted. Then de-clutter.
  • Pauline Lang Pauline Lang on May 15, 2017
    I find declutter and try and stage you home with less of everything The old say less is more!