Tips for Selling Your Home

Tips for Selling Your Home

By Will Carter

When prepping your home for sale, it’s a good idea to focus on functional updates and upgrades. Tackle things like leaky faucets, finicky doors, and squeaky floors. A well-maintained home speaks volumes and shows buyers you care for the details. Here are some more tips to help you prepare your home for sale:

  1. Declutter and Depersonalize: Start by removing personal items and excess clutter to create a clean and neutral canvas that allows buyers to envision themselves living in the space. Pack away family photos, knick-knacks, and any unnecessary items to make rooms appear more spacious.
  2. Deep Clean Every Room: A spotless home makes a strong impression on buyers. Pay special attention to kitchens and bathrooms, as these areas tend to attract the most scrutiny. Clean countertops, floors, appliances, and fixtures to ensure everything sparkles.
  3. Make Repairs and Updates: Address any minor repairs or cosmetic issues that could deter buyers. Replace broken fixtures, touch up paint, and fix squeaky doors or leaky faucets. Consider making cost-effective updates such as fresh paint or modernizing light fixtures to enhance the overall appeal.
  4. Enhance Curb Appeal: The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see, so make sure it makes a positive impression. Mow the lawn, trim hedges, and add colorful flowers or potted plants to boost curb appeal. Repair any exterior damage and consider repainting the front door for a welcoming touch.
  5. Stage Your Home: Arrange furniture and decor to showcase each room’s potential, highlight key features and create a welcoming atmosphere that resonates with buyers.
  6. Set the Right Price: Pricing your home competitively from the start can attract more interest and lead to quicker offers.

Remember, with careful planning and attention to detail, you’ll be well on your way to a successful sale.

Will Carter is an Arizona realtor with more than 20 years experience. If you are ready to sell your home, buy your next home or simply want to know how much your current home may be worth, contact Will and his team of experienced professionals at or 602-809-1224.