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Getting your home ready for resale is vital!  The decision on whether you want to sell your home as-is, or whether you want to get the full market value is an important decision.  But to make your home as appealing as possible, you may want to consider the following list for getting your home ready for resale.


  • Check the exterior for any rotted wood or peeling paint.If a buyer is using a mortgage company or bank, they will probably require this be repaired.

  • Check your landscaping.Is there overgrowth or dead plants that need to be removed? A neat yard can really add curb appeal. Also, you may want to add some pretty plants around the entryway.This gives a “homey” welcome to your home.

  • Make sure all garage doors and exterior lighting are in working order.

  • If you have a shop, you may want to make sure the exterior is good order and the interior is as organized as you can make it. (I know this is hard, especially if you work out of the shop!)


  • Remove clutter! This is very important.Check your space and make sure your rooms don’t have to much furniture.If it looks crowded to you, it will look crowded to a buyer, and they may not be able to comprehend the space of the rooms.

  • Closets - make sure that you have your items on the floor of you’re closet either moved to the top shelf or removed completely.Of course you are going to want to keep some of your shoes handy, but buyers can get a real feel for the space of the closet when they can see the floor.Clean out your closets and make them as neat as possible.

  • Make sure, if you have carpet, it has been cleaned and stretched if needed.A clean home shows much better than a dirty one.Never assume a buyer can see past the dirt.Cleanliness indicates that you take care of your home.

  • Make sure personal items such as prescriptions, toothpaste and deodorant are cleaned off your bathroom counter.You may want to consider a scented candle and maybe a nice hand towel.You want to make sure the counter surface is exposed to be as spacious looking as possible.

  • Have your AC/Heating system cleaned and serviced or provide records of when you had it done.If you have not done so within six months prior to listing, this might be a good move to assure buyers and may keep them from questioning your system at time of home inspection.

  • You may want to consider getting a presale home inspection and address items of concern.This may give any future buyer assurance of your responsibility as a homeowner.This may also keep them from feeling they may need to order a home inspection themselves, and would speed up the buying process.

These are just a few tips, I will be happy to come to your home and give you tips on making it as marketable as possible.  And I will be delighted to give you a complimentary market analysis on your home.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Carole Cantrell

  • Facebook - Black Circle

​Tel:  601-521-2811


Serving the Central Mississippi Area

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