The Home Seller’s To-Do List

Thinking about listing your home? There are a few things that every seller does before they put their home on the market. Below are six tasks to tackle before you put the ‘For Sale’ sign in the yard. If you have family or friends who are thinking of listing their homes, forward this helpful information on to them.


A thorough cleaning not only helps you present your home in its best light, it also helps you assess its condition. Thoroughly was the windows, walls, surfaces, and floors; deep clean all of the carpets and polish and shine all reflective surfaces and fixtures.

Clear the clutter.

Throw away items that are broken or beyond repair and donate items that are still usable, but no longer useful to you. Not only will clearing the clutter make the moving process easier, it’ll also make it easier for potential buyers to see the great features of your home.

Make repairs and updates.

Most buyers are seeking a move-in ready home. Look for and repair any damage, including leaks and drafts. Replace outdated light fixtures, appliances, and windows.

Think about staging.

Staging helps your home look its best for listing photos, open houses, and showings. Something as simple as the placement of furniture can accent its best features. If you would like the help or live in a competitive market, consider hiring a professional. 96% of buyers’ agents say that buyers are positively affected by home staging.

Don’t forget your landscape.

Mow the lawn, weed your flower beds, and prune any unruly hedges and shrubs. Additionally, make sure that your sprinkler system is in good working order and make any repairs to your porch, fence, gutters, and other parts of your home’s exterior.

If you want more tips to help you prepare your home for its debut on the market, give me a call! Remember, it’s always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine!


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