If you have made the decision to sell your home, you may be wondering what you can do to be a pro-active seller. These three activities are shown to offer the best return on time and investment when looking to make your home optimally appealing to potential buyers.


  1. Simplify Your Space: Showcase the space offered by your home in the best way possible by removing any extraneous furniture or items. The more a room is filled with things, the smaller it appears to be. A living room, for instance, should contain no more than a TV, a couch or living room set, and perhaps a coffee or end table. Of course every house is different, so that setup could vary, but the important thing to remember is that minimalism is key.  It allows to buyers to more easily imagine how they might use the space if they were to buy your home.

  2. Deep Clean: While this may seem intuitive, it is an iota often overlooked by sellers.  The charm of a well built home can be easily undermined by a dirty kitchen or bathroom, or even an unkempt yard. A clean home imparts upon the buyer that it has been well taken care of. Clean windows have the added bonus of allowing light to flood in, illuminating all of the beauty of your home. Ensuring that the house is clean inside and out is a surefire way to get your home to sell for top dollar! If you aren’t personally up to this task we would be glad to recommend a professional cleaning service in your area.  

  3. Paint!: Good or bad paint can be a defining factor in achieving both the sale of your home and top dollar for it. Painting your home has arguably the best return on money and time invested when preparing your home for sale. If the exterior of your house was last painted more than five to ten years ago then a fresh paint job could be just what your home needs to pop out within the neighborhood. If the paint is more recent, consider hiring a professional or renting a pressure washer and spending an afternoon giving it a good shine. This will make your home stand out among the crowd, possibly even giving off the illusion that it is newly painted. If your interior paint has scuff marks, water stains, or other signs of wear, a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color can make your home seem new again!

Following these three tips will guarantee that you home is in prime showing condition when buyers come knocking!