March 26, 2019

home with for sale sign

Need to sell, but don’t have a lot of time or money to get ready to go on market?



The easiest way to make your home show better is to get rid of unnecessary items and organize the rest. You’ll be moving anyway – so now is the time to get rid of extra furniture and junk, and pack away non-essential items. If you can’t store them away from the home, put them in the attic or the garage, away from main living spaces.

declutter concept on sticky notes


picture of room

You want to keep buyers focused on the features of your home, and not your life in it. Pack away the family photos, kid’s artwork, grocery lists, bills, controversial art and religious artifacts. The only items on display should be a few neutral pieces of art and decorations per room. You want the home to appeal to everyone.


Clean like you never have before! Vacuum, dust , scrub, mop! A home for sale can never be too clean. Make sure to also address any odors, and if you have time, touch up minor scuffs on trim and paint.

There you go! A little elbow grease is all you need to get your home ready to sell! 

Last Updated on April 4, 2019 by Minna Reid

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Minna Reid

Minna Reid is The Broker - Owner of Reid Real Estate Group. Reid Real Estate Group is a full-service Connecticut residential real estate brokerage, specializing in helping homeowners with legal and financial challenges including short sales, probate sales and tax lien complications.

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  1. This is some really good information about marketing your home. I liked that you pointed out that you should declutter and depersonalize it. That does seem like it could help people see the potential in the home.

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