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5 Things To Do To Prepare Your Home For Sale

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Spring is here, and with it the home selling season. In our very competitive market, a little preparation puts you into a situation that gets top dollar for your home. Most of these suggestions are low cost, but high impact. Take the time and energy to prepare your home for sale.

Here is a list of 5 things you can do to make your home stand out in the real estate market!

  1. Declutter

Remove knick-knacks and keep clear surfaces to showcase your home’s details. Clear your kitchen counters of all bulky appliances to allow a potential buyer to imagine themselves in the space.

  1. De-personalize

Remove family photographs. Pack away your favorite sports team memorabilia. You run the risk of alienating or distracting buyers with your personal belongings.

  1. Create Curb Appeal 

Clear out dead landscaping and last year’s leaves. Touch up peeling paint. Invest in a few potted plants.  Sweep your front walk and replace bulbs in your exterior fixtures. A good first impression goes a long way!

  1. Clear Out Your Closets

Empty half of your belongings out of your closets. Show off your storage! Buyers want to know that there is plenty of room for all their stuff. Stow away those out of season clothes. Put items that you are not using in storage. Create the sense of space that buyers want!

  1. Hire the Best Agent

Hire an agent that has a great marketing plan to get the most potential buyers through your home. Choose an agent that can help you navigate the entire selling process. From multiple offers to remedy requests, a great agent can make your selling transaction a pleasure!


With these simple and cost effective tips you are on your way to getting the most out of your home selling experience!

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CARLETON REALTY has been helping clients buy, sell, and manage real estate including residential and commercial properties throughout Ohio for over 25 years. With over 200 agents and 8 administrative staff members working under an experienced licensed broker, our team offers extensive expertise and knowledge about your local real estate market. Our agents come from diverse backgrounds, and collectively speak over 20 different languages. Our team has the ability to help clients feel educated and empowered throughout real estate transactions who may have otherwise needed a translator.

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