how to prepare to sell your home

If you’re planning to sell your Indianapolis home you’ll want it to be in tip-top shape. Little details go a long way in making your home desirable for potential buyers and we would like to share some tips on how to prepare your home for sale. For best results, spend some time both inside and outside to get your home ready to sell.

How to prepare your home for sale (Inside):

  • Clean every room in your home from top to bottom. If you don’t have the time to do the cleaning, consider hiring a local company to take care of the chore for you.

  • Deep clean carpets to remove stains.

  • Remove infrequently used items from countertops and tables to make your home look tidy.

  • Repair and repaint any walls and trim that may be dingy or worn. Consider neutral colors to please the majority of potential buyers.

  • Replace broken glass panes in windows.

  • Fix or replace dripping faucets and showerheads.

  • Clean and air out any musty smells. Foul odors are a major deal breaker!

  • Fix squeaky doors or replace if necessary.

  • Polish chrome and brass fixtures so they’re always shining.

  • Replace burned out lightbulbs.

How to prepare your home for sale (Outside):

  • Remove dead branches and plants from the landscape.

  • Apply a fresh coat of paint to the front door to make an early impact on potential buyers.

  • Resurface your asphalt driveway if necessary.

  • Add bright flowers during spring and summer to add some flare to the landscape.

  • Inspect and clean the chimney (both inside and out).

  • Prune shrubs and trees to make sure they look neat and healthy. Be sure to prune any limbs that may be encroaching on the roof or other parts of the home.

  • Make sure the address numbers are clearly visible to passersby.

  • Clean and repair gutters.

  • Repair broken steps and sidewalks to avoid any trip hazards.

  • Keep the lawn manicured at all times.

  • Remove clutter from porches and patios.

This list should be enough to keep you busy as you begin preparing your house for sale. Let us know if we can help you through the process. Get in touch with us through the website or call us at (317) 259-6000.

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