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Selling a home is rarely as simple as placing a “for sale” sign in the front yard and waiting for buyers to come knocking. To increase your odds for a quick sale, at the highest price, and a smooth transaction, it is often best to invest in preparing your home for the market. With the basic steps we are providing below, you can help your home show its best and excite potential buyers.

Keep It Clean

Presenting a clean and tidy home is one of the simplest things you can do to boost your property’s appeal. A cleaner home often appears newer, and helps buyers feel comfortable that items they aren’t able to see must also be just as well taken care of. Before our professional photography team arrives to photograph and video, it is to your financial advantage to either roll up your sleeves, or hire a professional cleaning person.


  • Dust rooms thoroughly
  • Wipe walls and ceilings
  • Deep clean floors
  • Vacuum and clean rugs
  • Wipe and polish wood furniture
  • Clean and dust upholstered furniture
  • Wash window treatments
  • Wash windows and windowsills, vacuum tracks


  • Clean microwave
  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean oven
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Empty refrigerator, toss old or expired items
  • Clean refrigerator inside and out
  • Remove and disinfect countertop items
  • Wipe countertops
  • Empty and clean cabinets
  • Wash kitchen mats and towels

  • Wash shower curtain and rugs
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Toss old or expired toiletries and medicine
  • Clean toilet inside and out
  • Snake shower drain
  • Clean shower and tub
  • Clean showerhead
  • Clean sink and countertop
  • Clean mirror and sink fixtures

  • Wash duvets
  • Flip and clean mattress
  • Purge and organize closets

  • Clean gutters
  • Clean balconies, patios, and patio furniture
  • Clean and tune-up air conditioning and heating systems
  • Inspect attic for pests, moisture and mold (termite company)
  • Clean up lawn debris and sharpen up landscaping
  • Declutter and Depersonalize
    Personalized finishes, family photos and the clutter of life all make your home feel like, well, your home. We want potential buyers to envision the home can be their home. To achieve this, we want to stow away personal items, declutter as much as possible, and consider replacing personal design choices with neutral options to help create a blank slate for potential buyers. You are moving anyway. Might as well start packing the personal items first.

    Fix it Up
    You may not notice the scuffed paint in the hallway or the leaky seals on your windows, but the buyers touring your home probably will. To them, even minor issues can look like big hassles or potential signs of neglect that reduce a buyer’s perception of your home’s value. Make a list of all the potential repairs your home requires, and give us a call to decide which items to correct that will bring you the most profit.

    Stage the Scene
    While it’s important to declutter and depersonalize your home, the savvy inclusion and arrangement of furniture, linens and other furnishings can help make your place appear much more inviting. Try to ensure all of your spaces are staged for a specific purpose, such as arranging a spare room as a guest bedroom or office – and consider tasteful additions such as fresh flowers, throw pillows and plush linens.

    Increase Curb Appeal
    First impressions matter. Although prospective buyers are most interested in your home’s interior, the first look they will get is from the curb. Consider applying a fresh coat of paint, replacing old hardware and fixtures and upgrading your landscaping to boost your curb appeal. At a minimum, be sure your yard and garden are kept in tip top shape. Buyers are forming an opinion about a home in the first 5 seconds they see it from the outside. And this first impression will influence their decision as they view the rest of the property. We want them to have a positive feeling about your home from the first moment they see it.

    Preparing your home to sell may require a little extra time and money, and the results often pay off several times over in extra profit. As experienced real estate agents, we can advise you on which updates for your home will give you the most profit possible.

    If you are considering a move in 2023, give us a call. We can share the latest information on the current real estate market, and review the best options for you.

    Working with an experienced real estate agent is critical in this market. We have personally sold over 1,000 homes in Cypress, and know every neighborhood well. That’s experience you can trust. We can provide the latest information to insure you receive the highest price for your home. Call us direct at1-800-944-2441 or email: And of course, all of our conversations are confidential. Let’s talk soon!

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