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9 Tips to Prep Your Home For Sale

At Sadler Home, our concierges not only help you enjoy your home more, they also can help you get ready for the next one. While we are certainly NOT real estate experts, we do have some experience in getting homes ready for listing. We love coming in to assist agents an homeowners check a few of these items off of their lists to help make the listing process as easy as possible for them.

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Our tips for prepping your home for sale to maximize its appeal to potential buyers:

1. Declutter and depersonalize: Remove excess belongings, personal items, and clutter from each room. This allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space.

2. Deep clean: Thoroughly clean the entire house, including floors, carpets, windows, and bathrooms. Consider hiring professional cleaners for a more polished look.

3. Repairs and maintenance: Fix any noticeable issues such as leaky faucets, broken tiles, or cracked walls. Ensure all appliances, electrical fixtures, and plumbing are in working order.

4. Neutralize the décor: Repaint walls in neutral colors to appeal to a wider range of buyers. Neutral colors create a blank canvas that allows buyers to envision their own style.

5. Enhance curb appeal: First impressions matter. Boost your home's curb appeal by mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and adding potted plants or flowers. Ensure the exterior, including the front door, is clean and inviting.

6. Stage the house: Arrange furniture and decor in a way that highlights the best features of each room.

7. Improve lighting: Maximize natural light by opening curtains and blinds during showings. Replace burnt-out bulbs and consider adding additional lighting in dimly lit areas.

8. Consider small upgrades: While major renovations may not be necessary, small upgrades can make a difference. Replace outdated fixtures, add a fresh coat of paint, or upgrade cabinet hardware for a more modern look.

9. Remove personal items: Clear out personal photographs, family heirlooms, and unique artwork. This helps potential buyers envision their own belongings in the space.

Sadler Home offers assistance with all of these things! We can come in to help declutter, restyle, and also manage any repairs or upgrades needed. To our realtor friends, we know a lot of this can fall on you during the listing process- we would love to each the burden for you and your clients!

What tips would you add for getting your home prepped for sale?

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