Top 3 priorities to have your home ready to go to market

Dated: July 24 2023

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Top three priorities for getting your home to market.

You've made the big decision to put your house on the market, and you want to make sure it looks absolutely irresistible to potential buyers. Well, you've come to the right place! In this blog, we'll dive into the top three priorities to get your home ready for those buyers to walk in and say, "This is the one!" So, let's get started:


Priority #1: Repairs and Upgrades - Give Your Home Some TLC!


Before you even think about staging and decluttering, take a good, hard look at your home and identify any repairs and upgrades that need to be done. Remember, you want to present your home in the best possible light, and that means fixing those little (or not so little) issues that may have been put off for too long.


Start with the basics: Are there leaky faucets, squeaky doors, or chipped paint that need attention? These might seem like small problems, but they can send the wrong message to potential buyers. Addressing these issues shows that you've taken care of your home and that it's well-maintained.  Even better, hire a professional home inspector to give a neutral opinion of the homes condition.


Next, consider upgrades that can add value to your home without breaking the bank. You don't have to go overboard with renovations, but a fresh coat of paint on the front door, updated light fixtures, or new hardware on cabinets can make a world of difference. Plus, these upgrades can give your home a modern and inviting feel that buyers will love.


Priority #2: Decluttering and Staging - Let Your Home Shine!


Now that your home is in tip-top shape with all the repairs and upgrades done, it's time to tackle the decluttering and staging. Remember, the goal here is to create a blank canvas that allows buyers to envision themselves living in your home. So, pack up those personal items, family photos, and excess knick-knacks. You want your home to feel spacious and uncluttered, which can be a major selling point.


Staging is like magic for your home. It's about arranging furniture and decor in a way that highlights the best features of each room and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. If you're not sure where to start, consider hiring a professional stager or do some research online for staging tips and ideas. Trust me; it's worth the effort!


Priority #3: Neutral Paint Colors - The Power of a Fresh Palette!


Now, let's talk about the power of paint! A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in transforming your home and making it more appealing to a broader range of buyers. Neutral paint colors, like soft grays, warm beige, or creamy whites, create a clean and versatile backdrop that allows buyers to envision their own style and furnishings in the space.


Say goodbye to that bright red accent wall or the neon green bedroom. Neutral colors not only make rooms feel larger and brighter but also help potential buyers see the potential of each space. Plus, it's much easier for them to imagine their furniture and decor fitting in seamlessly when they're not distracted by bold colors.




Getting your home ready for sale might seem like a daunting task, but by focusing on these top three priorities - repairs and upgrades, decluttering and staging, and neutral paint colors - you'll create a welcoming environment that allows buyers to see themselves living in your home. Remember, first impressions matter, so take the time to make your home shine. Good luck with your sale, and here's to finding the perfect buyer for your beloved home!

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Johnny Morrow

Johnny Morrow is an entrepreneur and innovator in the real estate industry. As collaborator on the Value-Driven approach to sell real estate Johnny has been able to educate himself beyond that which m....

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