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Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Simplify the process, prepare your home for sale with this short list of to-dos.

The spring real estate market begins well before the official spring season starts. Right after the Super Bowl, the market heats up with people selling their homes and buyers searching for their dream home. If you’re considering selling your home in the spring, or anytime, here are some essential tips to prepare your home for sale and ensuring a successful real estate journey.

Enhance Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, and the exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see. To enhance your home’s curb appeal, repaint the front door, ensure the yard is well-manicured, clear paths to the house, or plant colorful flowers when the weather warms up.

Take care of repairs

Address any necessary repairs and maintenance tasks. Fix leaky faucets, repair cracks, and touch up paint where needed. A well-maintained home is more likely to impress buyers.

If needed, ask your Fazendin Realtor® for recommendation on who to call. We have an extensive list of vendors we’ve worked with in the past and recommend!

Clean and organize

Deep clean your home, leaving no corner untouched. Clean the floors, trim, linens, counters, etc. Declutter rooms and clear off countertops to make your home appear more spacious and inviting.


While your family photos and personal mementos are important to you, depersonalizing your home helps potential buyers envision themselves living there. Consider removing or minimizing personal decor and items.

Choose Neutral Colors

If you have bold or vibrant paint colors on the walls, consider repainting with neutral shades. Neutral colors create a blank canvas for buyers to imagine their own style in the space.

Arrange furniture

Arrange furniture to define spaces. Remove any excess items that make the home feel cluttered less furniture tends to make a space look larger. Also, make sure there is enough room to walk around your furniture for people who tour the home.

Ask your Fazendin Realtor® about our complimentary home staging consultation service!

Use Professional Photos

High-quality photos are essential for listing your home. They attract more buyers who are browsing homes online. Partner with a real estate agent who will invest in professional photography to capture your home’s best features.

Your Fazendin Realtor® partners with the best – Spacecrafting has decades of experience and are excellent at capturing homes looking their best.

Set the Right Price

Work with your Realtor® – to set a competitive price based on the current market conditions. An accurately priced home is more likely to attract serious buyers and sell quickly.


By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to presenting your home in the best possible light and attracting buyers. If you have any questions about preparing for the spring market or selling your home, please reach out.

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