Planning to Sell Your Home? Here is How to Maximize Your Value

Sellers, to get the best offer for your home you will need to put in a bit of work to make your home look its best. Here are some helpful suggestions.


Create Great Curb Appeal: If buyers won’t get out of the car because they don’t like the exterior, you’ll never get them inside.

  • Keep the sidewalks cleared
  • Mow the lawn and trim the bushes
  • Paint faded window trim
  • Plant or pot colorful flowers in the summer
  • Make sure visitors can clearly see your house number
  • Remove snow in the winter

Show Your Home in the Best Light: If the house looks comfortable, but not personal, you are almost done. 

  • Open drapes to let the sunshine in and turn on lights
  • Fresh flowers are a little luxury that make people feel good
  • Make sure the temperature is comfortable
  • Appeal to all the senses - your home should smell fresh
  • Outdoor living spaces are becoming more important to people today, so add a few decorating touches

Make the House Shine: Clean, clean, clean.

  • Wash windows inside and out
  • Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks if necessary
  • Polish chrome faucets and mirrors
  • Vacuum regularly
  • Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
  • Clean dingy grout
  • Replace worn rugs
  • Hang up fresh towels
  • Replace that old shower curtain

De-Personalize: The number one rule in staging is to de-personalize. 

  • Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Heck, you’re moving anyway
  • Personal collections
  • Remove/replace busy wallpaper
  • Repaint loud accent walls
  • Pack up furniture of a specific taste
  • Replace the kitschy front door decorations

Rearrange Closets and Cabinets: Buyers may open closets, kitchen and medicine cabinets.

  • Organize pantry and cabinet contents
  • Reduce closet contents to half-full and organized
  • Neatly arrange clothing, shoes and shelf items
  • Put medicines and personal items out of sight

 Declutter: Almost every home shows better with less furniture!

  • Pare furnishings down to the bare essentials
  • Pack up those cute knick knacks
  • Clean off everything on kitchen counters
  • Remove personal items from bathroom counters 

Make Minor Repairs: Make all those little fixes you’ve been putting off.

  • Replace burned-out light bulbs
  • Replace cracked floor or countertop tiles
  • Patch holes in the walls
  • Fix leaky faucets and doors that don’t close properly
  • Consider painting the walls neutral colors
  • Tune up the furnace and central air conditioning units



Call the Pikes Peak Home Team at RE/MAX Properties! 

We’ll make sure you get the best possible price in the least amount of time and hassle!


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