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Preparing Your Home to Sell

You only get one chance to sell your home for top dollar. Based on your timeline and goals, we’ll customize a plan to present your property in the best possible light.

Our agents share dozens of years of shared experience in buying and selling homes. During that time, we’ve found a few simple and effective ways to present the best version of your home to potential buyers. If you’re planning to sell soon, we recommend taking the time to work through this list prior to listing it so you can put your home’s best face forward for photography and showings. As always, if you have questions or could use a guiding hand through the process, we would love to tell you more about our award-winning agents and our collaborative approach to selling homes.

Presentation + Staging

Expert Design Advice:

If you’re planning to have work done or make any upgrades, our expert staging partners can recommend paint colors, finishes and the best places to invest and save.

Vendor Connections:

We will connect you with our most reliable tradespeople for any type of home repairs or services you may need.

Staging Services:

Staging services are available from our carefully vetted partners. Offerings range from pre-market walk-throughs and color consultations for occupied homes to key room and full home furniture packages for vacant properties.

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A Checklist for Sellers:

  • Deep clean

  • Neutralize and touch-up paint

  • Depersonalize and declutter

  • Organize closets, cabinets and storage spaces

  • Brighten rooms by extending curtain rods and removing dated window treatments

  • Replace any burned out light bulbs

  • Replace filter and consider servicing your HVAC. Be sure to save receipts of any work performed

  • Remove evidence of pets and consider shampooing and deodorizing carpets

  • Refresh your first impression

  • Consider a new door knob, painting your front door, a new door mat and potted plants

  • Perform seasonal exterior maintenance and yard clean up


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