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5 Tips On Preparing Your Home For Sale Via A Realtor

Thursday, August 18, 2022   /   by Addison Cassady

5 Tips On Preparing Your Home For Sale Via A Realtor

5 Tips On Preparing Your Home For Sale Via A Realtor

Planning to list your property? If so, it's essential to start preparing months in advance. Listing an estate on the market might seem like a few keystrokes on the listing portal & a few calls to your trusted estate agent, but it is a far more complex process.

There are many things to do, from sprucing up the state of the home to staging it for prospective clients; perhaps the most complicated process is getting a realtor that vibes with what you need in an ROI on the sale.

A few simple steps ensure your home's more appealing to potential buyers while processing a smooth transaction. Here are simple tips on preparing your home for sale via a realtor.

1) Clean and Declutter -

First impressions are everything. Before buyers even step inside, they're evaluating it from the outside. So, take some time to clean up your yard and porch area. Also, declutter your rooms by getting rid of any unnecessary items.

When potential buyers come to look at your home, they want to be able to imagine themselves living there. That cannot be easy if your home is cluttered with too much furniture, personal items, and knick-knacks. Get rid of accessories you don't require and put away any personal items such as family photos. Consider renting storage units to keep things out of the way while your home's ready.

2) Make Necessary Repairs -

No one wants to purchase a home that requires a lot of work. Crippling paint, a leaky faucet, and ceiling stains are ungainly sights that can turn away even the most eager buyer. Home repairs include fixing cracks in the walls or ceilings, repairing leaking faucets, and fixing any damaged flooring. You can sell your home faster and at a higher price by making these repairs.

3) Paint Your Walls -

A fresh paint coat does wonders to your home's value. It brightens the space, making it more inviting. Add light, neutral colors that appeal to a wide range of buyers. Avoid over-personalizing the entire space with your favorite colors. You want the potential buyer to be able to see themselves living in the home, and that can be difficult to do if the walls are covered in your personality.

4) Focus on Curb Appeal -

Your home's exterior is the first view onlookers will have, so make sure it's clean and presentable. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the hedges, and add some color with flowers or potted plants.

5) Set a Base Price -

Your estate agent will advise you on setting a fair and competitive price for your home, but having an idea of what you can fetch before the estate agent makes recommendations help. Remember that you may have to negotiate the price, so don't set your sights too high. 


Selling a home can be highly vexing and stressful, but with the proper preparation and help from a qualified real estate agent like Kathy Hames Team, West USA Realty, serving Tolleson, it doesn’t have to be.


We make the process from listing to sale as smooth and stress-free for you as possible, so you can focus on what’s important – getting ready for your new home! 

Log in to our portal today, and begin your estate hunting!

Kathy Hames Team | West USA Realty
Kathy Hames
2920 N Litchfield Rd #100
Gooodyear, AZ 85395

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