Seller Resources

Here are a few quick tips for getting your home ready for sale on the Cleveland real estate market. For more information on preparing your home for sale, please visit our Cleveland real estate blog.

Boosting Your Home's Curb Appeal

Many homebuyers will drive through a neighborhood to catch a glimpse of a home for sale and decide on the spot whether it's worth touring. This "curb appeal," or first impression, is very important to attracting qualified buyers who are more interested in what they see now as opposed to the home's potential. 

It is important to attract as many qualified buyers as possible. One way to do this is by boosting the curb appeal. In preparing your home for sale, it is necessary to envision your home through the buyers' eyes. There are many ways to freshen up the appearance of your home that doesn't require remodeling the kitchen or finishing the basement. Fill out the form below to receive some helpful suggestions that can make a big difference in how your home is presented to qualified buyers.

Your agent is bringing a potential buyer to your home in 15 minutes. What can you do to make your home presentable in such short time? Follow these quick tips to get your home ready for its best showing when you have 30 minutes or less.

Quick Showing Tips

Start at the beginning:

  • Make sure that the front door presents well.
  • Sweep steps, if needed.
  • Pick up any toys, tools or other out-of-place objects and store them away quickly.

Head inside:

  • Open window treatments and turn on the lights.
  • Put any dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
  • Make the beds.
  • Put any dirty laundry inside the washing machine.

If you still have time:

  • Quickly run the vacuum and/or sweeper to give carpets and floors a fresh look.
  • Wipe down counters and tabletops.
  • Warm some vanilla on the stove or have cookie dough ready to put in the oven to give the house a welcoming scent.

It would be wonderful to have your home in showcase condition 24 hours a day, but we understand that you live there. It is important to present your house in the best light and make it available to as many qualified buyers as possible.

Checklist for Preparing Your Home

Preparing your home for market means more than appealing to buyers. Home inspectors pay close attention and their approval is necessary to encourage potential buyers to make an offer. Repairs may require a bit of work on your part, but it will be worth it in the end to give home inspectors and potential buyers the best impression. Not only that, but showing you can take good care of a house goes a long way with buyers. Each person looks at different features to decide if it's the right choice. So give them plenty of reasons to pick your home! Fill out the form below to view a helpful checklist to make sure your home is ready for the market so you get the best price in your time frame.

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