Tips to get your house ready for the market

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Potential homebuyers make up their mind in the first 90 seconds of arriving at your property, so the exterior is critical

  • ensure exterior lighting and doorbell are functional
  • remove snow & ice from walkways in winter
  • trim back hedges & mow lawn
  • remove all kid’s or pet’s toys from yard
  • remove weeds and any dead flowers or leaves
  • remove garbage/recycling bins from front of house
  • remove garden tools and empty pots from yard
  • ensure fences, gates & garage door are functional
  • clean windows, front door & mailbox
  • clean gutters and ensure they’re functional
  • invest in a new welcome mat


Since the goal is to sell your property, look at this as an opportunity to begin the packing process

  • deep clean entire house including carpets, windows & appliances
  • do a serious declutter and donate, sell, or recycle unwanted items
  • open windows to remove any odors before a showing
  • complete minor household repairs
  • edit and organize closets/cupboards
  • box up seasonal clothing, extra toys & books and put into storage
  • declutter all tabletops and kitchen and bathroom counters
  • hide garbage cans and pet bowls/accessories for photos and showings
  • make beds and ensure floors are clear for photos and showings
  • pack up all family photographs, framed certificates & religious items


Transcend offers professional home staging services to suit any budget.  Feel free to contact us at or call 403-608-4056 for more info.