How to Get Your Home Ready To Sell 

Get your home ready to sell with some simple tips from the real estate team you voted best in Forsyth County 3 years in a row, the Cole Team! With over 45 years of experience selling homes, these ladies have gathered a proven list of to-do’s to help you get your home ready to sell quick and for top dollar.

TIP #1: First Impressions Count: Make Buyer’s Want a “Second Date” Before They Open the Front Door

  • Spruce up your yard with new pinestraw/mulch
  • Color your front porch with potted plants
  • Give your lawn some love – trim & prune plants and mow the lawn
  • Paint and clean the front door
  • Polish or replace the front door knob
  • Powerwash the driveway and siding
  • Clean and/or paint your mailbox or invest in a new one, if needed

TIP #2 – Let Buyer’s Visualize Living There – Create a Model Home Experience

  • De-personalize your home – pack up those family pics
  • Clear off your countertops – less is more!
  • Neutralize your paint – say goodbye to bold colors
  • Clear the clutter to make your space look bigger – spend time staging rooms
  • Pack it up! Keep closet floors free of items
  • Rent a storage unit
  • Donate items you don’t need to a Local Charity.
  • Find a hidden spot for pet bowls, crates, litter boxes, etc.
  • Add light spa-like scents throughout home

TIP #3 – Win the Beauty Contest & Make Your Home Irresistible

  • Wash your windows and keep screens off
  • Maximize the light in your home – open shades or drapes to let the sunshine in
  • Use Mr.Clean Magic Eraser to remove minor spots and scuffs on walls
  • Show off pretty wood floors and tile – use rugs sparingly
  • Tidy unfinished basement and garage
  • Clean out gutters
  • Make sure all light bulbs are working

TIP #4 – Work With The Pros

  • Utilize professionals to make sure your home is ready to find its new family
  • It’s your biggest investment – choose a team with experience and a strong track record to reach the right buyers and negotiate the best price for your home