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5 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Home for Selling

There are many things to do before you sell your home. These 6 steps will help prepare your home for showings and get a quicker sale!

This is one of the most important decisions that you can make about your property. When selling a house, there are many things to consider, including when to put it on the market, pricing strategies, staging tips and more.

In this post we will cover six steps that should be taken before putting up "For Sale" signs in front of your property.

Professional Inspection

Get a professional home inspection. A qualified inspector will be able to find hidden damages that you might not notice during everyday living or with your own inspections. This is especially important if there has been some type of disaster such as flood, fire, tornado etc., since these events can cause unseen structural damage. The home inspector's report should list any repairs necessary and make recommendations for how to fix them in order to get the most money when selling the house.

This step helps to identify any hidden damages or problems that may exist.

Cleaning the Whole House

Clean up the house, including getting rid of clutter and making repairs. There are a few ways to do this - one is by hiring someone (such as Lighthouse Properties!) to clean your house for you, but there are also some things that can be done on your own:

- Organize closets and cabinets

- Put unused items into storage units or donate them to charity if they're in good condition

- Declutter shelves with bookshelves and unsightly stacks of newspapers/magazines/folding chairs etc.

- Clear all surfaces from dust collects such as dressers, tables etc., so it's easier for potential buyers to envision their furniture in the space

- Fix any problems you can with items such as sticky locks, squeaky doors etc.

This step is important because it helps potential buyers visualize themselves living in your property and create a connection that will make them feel like they're home!

Perfect Appliances

Make sure all appliances are in working order. One way to do this would be by making an appointment for appliance maintenance or repair before putting up "For Sale" signs on your house; another option might just be taking some time out of each day to clean these devices so they're not looking grimy when people come over (which could also lead those visitors away from wanting YOUR house!). Things worth checking include: ovens/stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges.

This step helps ensure buyers have no surprises when purchasing a home.

Plumbing and Electrical Issues

Fix any plumbing or electrical problems that may be present. It's always best to get these issues addressed prior to putting up "For Sale" signs so as not to scare away possible buyers due to unfamiliarity or the cost of repairs. Things to look out for are: sinks, showers and tubs that leak, toilets with frequent clogs (spend some time every day clearing toilet paper from a slow-to-flush bowl), dripping faucets, frayed wiring etc. These problems can create extensive damage if not fixed beforehand!

This step helps ensure buyers have no surprises when purchasing a home.

Replacing LEDs

Replace all light bulbs with LED lights for energy efficiency and lower power bills. This is one thing you can do before putting up "For Sale" signs on your house - it will help make all appliances more energy efficient as well as reduce electricity costs so there's less financial risk involved in selling your property. Things to look out for are: basements, garages and attics that can be dark even when lights are on; closets where you may not want to turn the light on because there's a spider or something lurking in the dark.

This step helps make your home more attractive by using energy-efficient bulbs.


This blog post was meant to help outline the steps you need to take before selling your home, with a focus on what it takes to get potential buyers to feel like they're home. It also includes a few things you can do before putting up "For Sale".

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