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Getting your home ready for sale is a long process that will require some patience and hard work on your part. However, if you’re successful, you’ll be able to market your home to the best buyers and get top offers, making the whole thing worth it.

There are potentially an endless number of things you can do to prepare your home before listing it for sale. So, in this post, I’m going to talk about some of the most important steps you should make before selling your home to get the best results from your listing.

1. Make simple fixes

Before you start thinking about making bigger renovations, take a moment to make any small fixes around the home that you’ve been putting off. That door that gets stuck in the winter time, the blinds that creak when you open them… the little things add up and can give buyers a negative impression of your home. 

2. Get a professional home inspection

Serious buyers will get the home inspected before making a purchase. However, if there are any issues with your home, you’ll want to know for yourself long before selling time. Take the time to get a home inspection by a licensed professional so that you’re aware of any big renovations you’ll have to make in the near future.

3. Depersonalize (pack away those family photos)

Potential buyers want to be able to imagine themselves in your home. Having all of your personal belongings laying around can make that difficult. Neutralize your home by removing things that are unique to you and your family.

While this step can be tedious, you can also look at it as a good way to reduce the amount you’ll need to pack when it comes time to move.

4. Rearrange and declutter to open up the rooms

As homeowners, we accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. All of that stuff can easily make a home feel cluttered. Before you put your home on the market, it’s a good idea think about some ways to make your home ready for photos and visitors

5. Taking the best possible photos

How well-received your real estate listing will be will rely heavily on your photos. To get the best results, choose your photos wisely.

First, start by making sure your house is impeccably clean. Then, if you plan on doing any painting, get that done first.

Next, plan your photos for a nice day and take photos of the inside and outside of your home at different times of day. Since the Sun will cast shadows on different parts of your home throughout the day, it’s best to experiment with various lighting.

Finally, don’t be afraid to take a lot of photos. The more photos you have, the better the chances are of having a few really great ones that will portray your home in the most positive light.



5 Willow Avenue, Salem, MA 01970

South Salem

Multi-Family

$474,900
Price

2
Units
2,229
Approx. GLA
Located in South Salem you will find this terrific two family property with steps to the water at the end of the street, minutes to Forest River Park and Salem University! First floor offers a living room , dining room, eat -in kitchen and bedroom. Second unit is made up of two levels with 8 rooms & two baths. Same layout as first floor but the top level offers three more bedrooms and a community bonus room. Low maintenance fenced in backyard with patio area . Separate utilities, gas heating, replacement windows , garage and tandem parking. You won't want to miss out on this one! Property to be vacant of all tenants June 1st. SHOWINGS BEGIN AT COMMUTER OH MONDAY 5/21 5-6:30PM
Open House
Monday
May 21 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Monday Night Commuter Open House
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Location: 5 Willow Avenue, Salem, MA 01970    Get Directions





5 Willow Avenue, Salem, MA 01970

South Salem

Multi-Family

$474,900
Price

2
Units
2,229
Approx. GLA
Located in South Salem you will find this terrific two family property with steps to the water at the end of the street, minutes to Forest River Park and Salem University! First floor offers a living room , dining room, eat -in kitchen and bedroom. Second unit is made up of two levels with 8 rooms & two baths. Same layout as first floor but the top level offers three more bedrooms and a community bonus room. Low maintenance fenced in backyard with patio area . Separate utilities, gas heating, replacement windows , garage and tandem parking. You won't want to miss out on this one! Property to be vacant of all tenants June 1st. SHOWINGS BEGIN AT COMMUTER OH MONDAY 5/21 5-6:30PM
Open House
Monday
May 21 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Monday Night Commuter Open House
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Location: 5 Willow Avenue, Salem, MA 01970    Get Directions





78 Walden Pond Ave, Saugus, MA 01906

Single-Family

$469,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
RUSTIC CHIC DECOR THROUGHOUT THIS NICELY UPDATED COLONIAL HOME. Move right into this AWESOME home staring with a combined Living/Dining room both with HW floors, great for entertaining or just plain everyday relaxing. You will love the kitchen that offers stainless steel appliances, granite counters, a new skylight, white cabinets, cathedral ceiling, dining area and best of all a HGTV RUSTIC BARN DOOR! Family room with HW floors, new skylight, sleek gas fireplace surrounded by stone and media system set up for watching those favorite TV shows. Second floor with three bedrooms all with HW floors. YOU WILL LOVE THE BACKYARD with a deck, patio area for your outdoor furniture and LUSH green grass all fenced. Newly paved and widened driveway for plenty of parking. Very quiet dead end street just minutes away from Lynn Woods Reservation. Come by and see this awesome home!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 78 Walden Pond Ave, Saugus, MA 01906    Get Directions

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62 Perley Avenue, Peabody, MA 01960

West Peabody

Single-Family

$759,900
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
AMAZING MULTI -LEVEL HOME WITH OVER 4000 SF OF LIVING SPACE LOCATED IN DESIRABLE WEST PEABODY! THIS 4-5 BEDROOM HOME HAS BEEN BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED THROUGHOUT WITH STUNNING ADDITIONS 7 A NICE OPEN FLOOR PLAN. HUGE designer kitchen with island, granite counters, SS appliances, double ovens, breakfront area with Miele® espresso machine and pantry. The family will LOVE the GREAT ROOM a few steps up off the kitchen w/ HW floors, cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace and built in speakers. Formal dining room with HW floors & palladium window. Formal living rm with bay window & HW floors. SENSATIONAL FIRST FLOOR Master Bedroom suite w/ additional office or nursery room. Beautifully updated master bathroom . Second level offers 3-4 bedrooms , a bonus room & work out room. LL playroom ,1/2 bath and HUGE additional unfinished space under addition that could be used for potential in-law living space. WOW what a yard all fenced in w/ above ground pool, fire pit, patio area & deck, Gar & CA.
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 62 Perley Avenue, Peabody, MA 01960    Get Directions

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