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How To Get Your House Sale Ready

Have you ever noticed that the spacious, well-lit homes always seem to sell faster and for a higher price than the cramped ones? Of course, it could be a coincidence, but it might also be because they look better. And looking good is often as easy as getting your house ready for sale.

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When someone decides to sell their home, whether now or years from now, there are many things that can make a difference in how quickly it sells and how much money it brings when it does. The condition of the exterior, small maintenance items around the property, and even something as simple as flooring can all play a role in turning your ordinary abode into a potential buyer’s dream house.

With little effort and cost—and without pressing too hard on the walls or lifting up the carpet—you can increase your home’s chances of being sold quickly for more money.

These Efforts Include

Get the House Ready to Sell

Start by painting all rooms in neutral colors. While many will try to convince you otherwise, there is no reason to believe that red, blue, green, or any other vibrant color will give potential buyers a sense of comfort or belonging.

On the contrary, it could have the opposite effect and cause them to question whether this was truly their first choice should they choose your home. If nothing else, it will make it harder for them to imagine themselves living in the house if they feel like they are surrounded by your personality instead of theirs.

Maintain Your Property

Maintenance work is critical at every stage of property ownership, but it is especially important right now. Everything from gouges in the doorways to squeaky hinges can make a potential buyer question whether your home is worth their investment. While they might not need anything repaired or replaced, they will feel more confident knowing that you have done everything possible to keep the house in tip-top shape during their absence.


Your furniture is crucial to FlashHouse selling. It’s not just about having the right things; it’s also about the space around each piece so buyers can picture themselves sitting on the sofa with a mug of coffee and their feet up (not tripping over your coffee table).

Clean Things Up

Get rid of any clutter around your property. That means taking out all of those items you’ve been storing in the garage, basement, and attic for years. You may think that it’s best to leave them there until after the sale if you are short on space, but it could be enough to cause a buyer to walk away without making an offer at all. Even if they’re not sure why some things are piled up, it still acts as a distraction. Therefore, nothing is more important than first getting your house ready to sell.

Get Your Garden Looking Better Than Ever

Although many people like natural settings where they live, most people cannot afford large plots of land in urban locations, so they are confined to smaller areas. As such, what you do with your garden can make or break how many people want to buy your home. Hire lawn landscaping services for a few weeks and get them to bring the best out of the space you have available to you.


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About the Author

Kaya Wittenburg

Blog Author and CEO

Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties. Since the age of 10, real estate has been deeply ingrained into his thoughts. With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.

He is here to help you use real estate as a vehicle to develop your own personal empire and feel deeply satisfied along the way. If you have an interest in buying, selling or renting property in South Florida, contact Kaya today.

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