How To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- that’s getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 

Sweep Up

It doesn’t take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 

The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesn’t take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 

Make The Beds

Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       

Clear The Clutter Out

Whether it’s piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what it’s like to live in a place, the home doesn’t need to look “lived in.” Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 

Vacuum The Rugs

Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 

Turn On The Lights

When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      

 

Open house on 11/4/2018 at 106 River Street Bernardston, MA 01337


Date: 11/04/2018 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Originally built in the 1700’s as a farmhouse, this lovely home has seen a rebuild in the 1800’s due to a fire. In 1958, it was modified to a Cape Cod style home with a remodel in the 1980’s.This unique home sits on 2.65 acres. The 1st floor features a kitchen with dining area and fireplace w/wood stove insert, formal dining room w/bay window leads into a formal living room, 2nd living room/den w/fireplace, 3 bedrooms, full bath, and a laundry room. 2nd floor will impress you with a spacious bonus room with sky lights, fireplace, and a full bath (this room could also be used as the master bedroom), also on the 2nd floor is a small den/office and a sitting room w/built-in bookcases. There is access to a large attic space off the bonus room. Newer windows, updated systems, plenty of storage throughout. Detached 1 car garage with workshop and additional spare room offers many possibilities.The in-ground swimming pool has a new liner, pump, slide and a solar cover.

Open house on 10/20/2018 at 79 Boynton Road West Deerfield, MA 01373


Date: 10/20/2018 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Immaculately maintained single owner 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom colonial style home with gorgeous views! Spacious Family Room with updated flooring and plenty of windows! Tidy and organized eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors and slider to the freshly painted rear deck and stone patio with built-in fire pit. Large 2nd Floor Master Bedroom with Master Bathroom, walk-in closet and laundry. Vinyl sided and neatly landscaped with lush green lawn and cozy front porch. Attached 4+ Car Garage, insulated, finished and heated with plenty of work space! Great location in a convenient area!

Open house on 7/15/2018 at 15 Bittersweet Lane Granby, MA 01033


Date: 07/15/2018 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Enjoy a Brisk Fall Evening sitting on this home’s stately stone patio with built-in fire pit overlooking scenic golf course and mountain views or cozy up to the double sided contemporary gas fireplace and enjoy the same view from the comforts of inside through the many over-sized windows in this Custom Built Mid-Century Contemporary! This home features loads of special details throughout, many built-ins, hardwood floors, marble tile, enclosed screened-in porch, & several second floor outside balconies. First Floor and Second Floor Master Suites & Two Staircases. Fresh and Functional Gourmet Kitchen with Center Island and Breakfast Bar. Located along side of Orchard Golf Club, at the End of a Dead-End Street, all within minutes to Amherst & Major Routes. A Very Special and Unique Home for all Seasons! Fully updated electrical.