Preparing Your Home For Sale

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You will only get one chance to make an impression. This list will ensure that you make a good first impression.

Curb Appeal:

  • Maintain a neat lawn and keep shrubbery trimmed
  • It is important to organize and store garden equipment and tools, and to keep hoses clean and neatly oiled.
  • Repair gates, fences, and sidewalks
  • Your front door will be scrutinized by potential buyers. Make sure it’s clean and freshly painted.
  • The front walkway should look as beautiful as possible. It should be kept clean and tidy. Seasonal or colorful flowers can help to brighten up the appearance.
  • Replace or remove dying or dead plants and add color using blooming flowers
  • Get rid of all yard debris
  • Take newspapers, bikes, and toys out
  • You can park your car in the garage, and you should keep extra cars away from the property Garage.
  • Keep your floors clean and sweep regularly
  • All items should be neatly arranged and stored


  • For a bright and airy feeling, open drapes and turn on the lights. Buyers love bright, clean homes.
  • Fresh flowers can be placed in the main rooms
  • Make your bed and place all clothing away
  • Turn off the television
  • Toys should be put away
  • Maintain a comfortable temperature
  • Pets should be kept out of reach. Keep pet areas clean, tidy, and free from odors
  • Safely store jewelry, cash and prescription medication.
  • You want your home to smell wonderful. Try potpourri or febreze.
  • The kitchen and bathrooms should be shining.
  • Display personal photos and other items as little as possible.


  • Polish floors, mirrors, counters, and fixtures
  • Caulking and grout repairs
  • Fix a leaking toilet or leaky plumbing. These items will be visible to buyers during an inspection. With a lot more minor items, it is easy for someone to get the impression that there are bigger items and the home has not been well maintained.
  • You should not keep personal hygiene products out of reach


  • Clean floors, cabinets and appliances
  • Make sure you have clean countertops and that all dishes are properly disposed of
  • Repair faucets and appliances


  • Straighten closets. Buyers do not need to open them but will look inside for size and shelves.
  • Hang clothes neatly and store shoes in boxes
  • Get rid of clutter
  • Replace damaged light bulbs


  • Window cleaning should be done so that the glass sparkles.
  • Carpets can be replaced or cleaned
  • Use neutral colors to paint your rooms

Important Reminders:

  • Potential buyers are more at ease if their owners aren’t there
  • Please refer anyone who is not accompanied by an agent to your property to me to pre-qualify them
  • If you’re leaving town, leave a phone number.

This post was written by a real estate expert from the Dotoli group. Josh Dotoli is Paramount Residences #1 Selling Realtor with nine sales in 2021, 3x more sales than any other Realtor selling in the building. The Paramount Residences enjoys a prime beach area location. It is a Ft. Lauderdale oceanfront condo located across from the beach. Looking for a Paramount Condo Fort Lauderdale For Sale? Contact us today!

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