- Spot check rooms for clutter or dirt.
- Vacuum or sweep.
- Wipe down sinks and faucets.
- Clean kitchen countertops.
- Empty the trash.
- Secure your valuables.
- Put away pet dishes.
- Sweep your front porch.
How do I prepare my house to list?
- Things to do before selling your house.
- Find a great real estate agent.
- Consider your curb appeal.
- Declutter living areas.
- Depersonalize your space.
- Repaint walls to neutral tones.
- Touch up any scuff marks.
- Fix any loose handles.
What not to tell a real estate agent?
- What you think your home is worth.
- Your need to sell quickly.
- Plans for upgrades before selling.
- Non-mandatory legal information about your property.
- You're okay with an inflated history of dual agency.
- Your lowest acceptable selling price.
How long does it take to get a house ready to list?
Hear this out loudPauseFor the typical home seller, it takes about two weeks to a month to get a home ready for sale, though this step is hugely variable. It really depends on the condition of your home, how much you want to invest, and how quickly you need to move.
How do you arrange a viewing with an estate agent?
Hear this out loudPauseIt is so easy to set up a viewing, you just call or email the estate agent who is selling the property. If the property is being marketed with multiple agents, I personally choose the estate agent who has made the most effort with marketing or who I know I will be able to contact easily.
How do I prepare my house for staging?
- Plan Ahead. Walk through each room and criticize the home from a buyer's perspective.
- Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize.
- Maximize Curb Appeal.
- Pay Attention to Kitchens and Bathrooms.
- Appeal to the Senses.
- Show Off Your Home's Best Features.
- Prepare for the Open House.