Getting your House Ready to Sell!

Getting your House Ready to Sell!

  • Aimee Simpson
  • 04/27/24

Welcome to, your one-stop resource for everything real estate. Whether you're a first-time seller or a seasoned pro, these tips will ensure your home is market-ready in no time. Follow these steps to make your home appealing to potential buyers and get the best possible price for it.

Step 1: Declutter and Depersonalize

The first step to getting your house ready to sell is to declutter and depersonalize. Buyers want to imagine themselves in their potential new home, not feel like they're walking into someone else's life. Remove personal items such as family photos and knick-knacks. Clear out clutter to make the space appear larger and more inviting. This step is crucial because it helps potential buyers visualize living in the space.

Step 2: Give Your Home a Fresh Coat of Paint

Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. Neutral colors make a space feel larger and more inviting. Colors like beige, grey, and off-white are popular choices because they appeal to a wide range of tastes. A fresh coat of paint can cover up any scuffs or marks on the walls and give your home a fresh, clean feel.

Step 3: Ensure Your Home is Well Maintained

Before you put your home on the market, ensure that it is well maintained. If there are any repairs that need to be done, address them. This includes minor fixes like leaking faucets, broken windows, or chipped paint. These might seem insignificant, but they can deter potential buyers if they aren't addressed.

Step 4: Stage the Interior of Your Home

Staging is a powerful tool in real estate. It involves arranging furniture, rugs, and décor in a way that shows off the best features of the space. A well-staged home can help buyers imagine how they would use the space. If you're unsure about how to stage your home, consider hiring a professional stager.

Step 5: Maintain the Exterior of Your Home

The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. An unkempt exterior can deter potential buyers before they even step foot inside. Make a good first impression by mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, adding fresh mulch, and pressure washing the exterior. These small changes can make a big difference in how your home is perceived.

Remember, selling your home can be a daunting process, but with the right preparation, you can ensure your home is attractive to potential buyers. As one satisfied seller said, "Highly recommend - I would use Aimee again without hesitation she is amazing - we felt like we were dealing with a member of our own family!"

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Aimee is a multi-million dollar producer and selling Luxury since 1996. Specializing in the central corridor including Ladue, Clayton, Huntleigh, Frontenac and Town & County. She provides White-Glove service throughout the entire real estate process, representing both buyers and sellers. Buying, Selling or Relocating...Are you Ready to Make a Move? Selling Luxury for over 25 years - Experience the Difference