Long Island NY:The 10 Top Things To Do Before Selling Your House


 Preparing your home for sale is necessary when it comes to getting every dollar you can at the sale. Things that a seller may consider unimportant may be a concern to a potential buyer. Perception is important when it comes to selling your home.

Here are some tips to help prepare your home for a sale…


  • Mow and trim the lawn and shrubs.  

  • Plant flowers for color. 

  • Clean the windows and the exterior of your home.

  • Get rid of any debris that doesn’t belong in the yard.


  •  Pack any unnecessary items and get rid of your collectibles. It’s your stuff, but it’s clutter to a buyer. 

  • Clean the inside of the home completely. Shampoo the carpets, remove any stains, paint if necessary.

  • Organize and clean closets. Buyers will take a peak into them. 

  • Make sure little things like cabinets doors, handles, screens are fixed and not hanging.

  • Removed the clutter on the kitchen counters and pickup everything off the floor. Don’t forget pet supplies like litter boxes should be removed before showing.

  • Get a professional inspection which will give you the time to fix anything that a buyer may find and then may want to reduce their offer. This gives them a solid peace of mind that there are no hidden surprises. 

Keep it simple. Walk through your home and look at it through the eyes of a buyer who has never been there before.

When there is less to look at, it’s easier for a buyer to make a decision.

Lawrence  & Sheila Agranoff

Cell: 631-805-440

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