Top Tips for Prepping Home for Sale

When selling your house you want it to be the best house on the market. Buyers are looking for the best, so sellers need to do a few things to make their house the best. Keep in mind these 10 tips, found in this article by HGTV Home to whip your home into shape and wow potential buyers.


1. Improve your landscaping. First impressions are important so curb appeal is crucial to impress buyers. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and plant flowers.

2. Clean the outside. A sloppy exterior will give the impression to buyers that you’ve slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Clean the gutters and pressure wash your the siding.

3. Make repairs. You want your home to be in the best condition possible. Take care of major defects like broken windows or a leaky roof that could discourage buyers.

4. Make the front door inviting. Adding a fresh coat of paint, especially a contrasting color, will make the front door stand out. Replace faded house numbers so buyers can see them from the curb.

5. Buy a new welcome mat. Welcome in new buyers by updating your welcome mat to let buyers know they’re invited into your home.

6. Remove clutter and depersonalize. Taking down personalized items helps buyers envision their things in the home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.

7. Organize closets and drawers. Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn’t have enough storage space.

8. Make every surface shine. From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles.

9. Take color down a notch. Just because you like your lime-green bedroom doesn’t mean buyers will. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.

10. Eliminate bad odors. Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers or baking a batch of cookies.

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home in the Raleigh area, contact Wilson Realty Group today: 919-378-1974. We look forward to making your home buying or selling process a smooth and stress free experience!