Four Steps to Prep Your Home for Resale

Kitchen RenovationIt’s no secret that selling your home can be an extensive process. But you do not want to spend too much time preparing.

As we head into the summer real estate market, here are some quick steps in the kitchen ­– and in other rooms in the house – that you can take to get your home ready to sell:

Clean Up

It may seem like an obvious one, but your home needs to be absolutely spotless before prospective buyers start walking through the door. Make a to-do list for all the rooms, as well as what to clean. Consider cleaning windows, repainting walls that are scratched, and cleaning grout and floors, especially in bathrooms and the kitchen.

Other things may include:

  • Kitchen: Wipe down appliances and countertops, dust cabinets, clean out refrigerator and mop the floor.
  • Bathroom: Clean mirrors and shower/tub, wipe countertops, mop floors
  • Bedroom(s): Wash linens, including any curtains, bedsheets and comforters, vacuum, dust
  • Living Room: Dust furniture, artwork, vacuum carpet

Make It Impersonal

Yes, you read this correctly! When homebuyers walk into your house, they want to envision themselves living there. So if you have a lot of personal items scattered throughout the house, they’re less likely to feel at home. Put away personal photos and art. This also applies to larger size furniture and most small appliances.

Increase Curb Appeal

Your home’s curb appeal will be one of the critical components to selling your home. It’s important to weed, trim the bushes and trees, mow the lawn and keep up with watering any flowers or shrubs.

Invest in Smaller-Size Projects

Never spend thousands of dollars on major renovations (think kitchen or master bath). Instead, consider smaller updates you can make to increase the house’s overall appeal. Perhaps your kitchen countertops need to be replaced. Or, maybe the bathtub tile needs to be re-grouted.

Leading realtors say some of the best investments include fresh paint, front door replacement and hardwood floor refinishing.

At Republic West Remodeling, we respect your time, your budget and we care about your home. Call us today to discuss your kitchen renovation in Phoenix, as well as any other home improvement projects.

Scott Wallace Scott Wallace (743 Posts)

Scott Wallace has a passion for design and architecture. He founded Habitat Renovations as an offshoot of his two furniture store businesses, Thingz Contemporary Living and Boulevard Urban Living, with the goal of providing a broader range of design and construction services to his clientele. Scott and his wife Susie have been serving homeowners in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for 15 years. Habitat Renovations merged with Republic West Remodeling in January of 2019.


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