Preparing Your Home

Did you know well placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are? Or that opening drapes and turning on all lights make a room seem bright and cheery?

It’s a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions. Here are some inexpensive ways to maximize your homes appeal?


  • Second keep the grass freshly cut
  • Remove all yard clutter
  • Apply for paint to in fences
  • Paint the front door
  • Apply fresh mulch to garden beds
  • Clean windows inside and out
  • Wash or paint home’s exterior
  • Tighten and clean all door handles
  • Ensure gutter and downspouts are firmly attached


  • Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks (consider a temporary self storage unit)
  • Clean or paint walls and ceilings
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Clean and organized leaks, including faucets and drain traps
  • Clean all light fixtures

For Showings

  • Turn on all lights
  • Open drapes in the daytime
  • Keep pets secured outdoors
  • Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate)
  • Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla
  • Vacate the property while it is being shown
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