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Updated by Pam Dent on Jan 01, 2019
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10 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Charlottesville, Virginia has a large number of homes on the market right now giving homebuyers a lot to choose from. In order for your home to sell, in addition to being priced properly, it is important that it is in the best possible condition.


1. Clean the entire home from top to bottom. Don't forget the garage, inside closets, cabinets and the pantry. Rememb...


2. Polish and wax floors. If you have carpets, clean any dirty carpets and restretch if necessary. If the carpet is w...


3. Repaint. Nothing makes a house look new and bright like freshly painted walls. Again neutral colors are important....


4. Fix any nailholes and blemishes on the walls before painting.


5. Make sure all closets and cabinets are neatly arranged. You may want to put items that you are not using in storag...


6. Remove any pieces of furniture that you can do without. Also put any pieces that are oversized for the rooms in st...


7. Clean all of the light fixtures, ceiling fans and wash the windows.


8. Take down family pictures. You want potential buyers to imagine themselves and their family living in the home.


9. Declutter. Remove knick knacks from shelves and table tops. All of these objects can make a room appear smaller. A...


10. If you have pets, make sure that the house does not smell like pet odors.