Thursday, September 29, 2011

How to get your house ready to sell!

In today's competitive world of real estate, people are looking for ways to help sell their house and make it stand out in the crowd! Here are 5 things you can do before listing your house to get it ready to sell!

1.) Neutral Colors- Buyers need a blank pallet to picture themselves in a home. Painting walls neutral colors helps them do so!

These two rooms are perfect examples. Not only, are the walls neutral colors, but the furniture is too! This makes the room look bigger and is not overwhelming to the buyer!

2.) Take down clutter- Paintings and drawings on the fridge are cute, but distracts the buyer! Taking down clutter opens the rooms up and lets the buyer concentrate on the house! 

Taking down your "to-do" list and stack of bills can go a long way! Look how this kitchen looks clean and open.

3) De-personalize- Some people can't picture themselves in your house, because your pictures are all over it! When your family photo is up, the buyer sub-consciously pictures your family in the home and not theirs! 

4) Landscaping - Plants some colorful flowers and refreshen the pine straw. Doing small things to clean up the outside can go a long way! My listing on 130 Montgomery Ferry,  is a perfect example.

5) Price it right- This is probably the most important part of listing a house. Be aware of your surrounding market and competition. Ask your Realtor questions and for advice before pricing! Make sure you are not priced over your comparables! 

Good luck! If you have any questions email me at


  1. All fabulous points. And often, when the house is all decluttered and freshened up like this, it looks so lovely that suddenly people don't want to move anymore!

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