Buying or selling a home is one of the more stressful life events people can go through. It also has the potential to be very rewarding. When selling a home there are some simple steps homeowners can take to enhance the showing appeal of their home and maximize their return on investment.

Steps to Prepare Your Home For A Showing:

Some of the more basic home preparation tasks include:

  • Getting rid of clutter
  • Limiting family photos displayed throughout
  • Cleaning closets
  • Moving out excess or oversized furniture
  • General cleaning

These types of touchups can help to create spaces a potential buyer can envision themselves in.

Taking it a step further, a potential home sale can benefit from some quick renovations and interior makeovers. For example, repainting the walls neutral colors and removing dramatic art or décor will help potential buyers to focus on the spaces in the home and their features. Otherwise, they may focus on your personal design choices that might not match their taste.

Prepare Your Home To Sell On A Budget

When working with a limited budget it might be a good idea to focus on the entrance of your home.

A buyer’s first impression will be made at the entrance and simple additions such as potted plants, updated light fixtures, or small outdoor furniture could make a positive difference.

There are also a myriad of no-cost items that are on the list, like:

  • Keep toilet seats closed
  • Keep windows open to let in light
  • Scented candles or air fresheners

In sum, creating a bright, and clean environment, without any lingering smells (such as remnant cooking odors), is another important way to prepare your home for a quick sale.

The Orange County Register recently featured a column focused on preparing your home to show. We recommend giving it a read.

Alternatively, contact Jacqueline Thompson today to get started selling your home in Orange County. 

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