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How to Prep Your Home for Sale

The first step towards selling your home in Tucson at the best price is to make it look inviting and give it a comfortable feeling for buyers.

This can be difficult to do when you’re selling your house and moving out, but here are some tips:

Clear away clutter

Buyers need to see a clean living area and must be able to imagine putting their own furniture in the home. You also should put away excess decorations and pictures. These family mementos hold meaning for you, but they are likely to be distracting to the potential buyers.

Apply a fresh coat of paint

You’d be surprised at how much quicker homes sell simply because they’ve been freshly painted. Avoid bright colors that might be a turn-off to some people. Instead, stick to neutral colors or more modern desert-type shades that are popular now.

Clean up the yards

The first thing that prospective buyers will see is your front yard. It is imperative that bushes are neat and trimmed. Placing pots with flowers near the front door is a welcome touch as well. All debris should be cleared from front and backyards. If you have a pool, it should be cleaned. Also, a yard is more inviting when all plants look healthy and the yard is not too sparse. It is a small investment to replace some vegetation that has seen better days.

These are a few tips to get you off to a good start to selling your Tucson home. I highly recommend that you consult a Professional Home Stager. This person has expertise in making your home look very inviting and can save you money in the long run by helping you avoid having to reduce your price for a sale.

Learn more about if home staging is right for you.

Robin Willis

Associate Broker, SRES, CDPE with eXp Realty

(520) 481-3695
Robin.Wilis@eXpRealty.com

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