Getting Your Home Ready

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: potential buyers will judge a book by its cover.  Your home may be a dream listing.  It could have the best amenities, high decorating potential, and the perfect combination of modern and comfortable.  But do potential buyers know that?

The key is making sure potential buyers know what your home is worth.  You want them to walk into your listing and see themselves living there.  No matter the neighborhood or price, people buy homes they see themselves in.  This is where staging becomes your bread and butter.

Ideas for Consideration:


When getting ready to showcase a home, take a more minimalistic approach.  While adding touches that are “homey” are great, do not go overboard.  Having minimal decor in rooms allows for potential buyers to imagine them filling the space with their own style.  So, pack up the excessive decor and run the dishwasher – you want to get these buyers excited!


Yes, this probably goes without saying.  A potential home buyer wants to view a clean listing as opposed to a dirty one.  However, this goes beyond putting away laundry and cleaning dishes.  It will be more than worth your time to wash floors, vacuum, polish, and deep clean all rooms.  If this feels overwhelming, divide the chore.  Pick a task each day to complete, and your home will be show-worthy in no time.


The first thing a potential buyer will see is the outside of the property.  Everything from spiderwebs on the porch to chipped paint to overgrown grass will leave some sort of impression on those interested in your listing.  Take the time to make the outside of your home look as good as the inside.  It really does go a long way.


Details make the difference.  We cannot stress this enough.  Everything from the lighting to the smell of your home will either resonate with or deter buyers.  After you have completed the bulk of your work, you are ready to finesse.  Because you see your home every day, there may be some details that go through the cracks.  Get a fresh pair of eyes you trust that can help you see details that were potentially overlooked.