Sellers are often told to invest a significant amount of money into their home, just to prepare it for sale. While a remodeled kitchen, bathroom renovation or hardwood flooring will certainly improve the chances of a sale, homeowners must balance the cost against how much more money they can ask for their home.

In today’s market, it’s not always necessary to update a home, paint or plaster, or even make necessary repairs. Many real estate agencies and investors will purchase a home as-is. In a typical home market, individuals can take simple measures to help their home sell.

Simple Repairs

This includes anything from fixing squeaks in doors and windows to replacing a mailbox or the float in a toilet. What may seem like a quirk to owners will be seen as a major problem by buyers.

Clean & Declutter

Make sure each room is always clean and not cluttered with unnecessary items to make them look as large and spacious as possible. A good rule of thumb is to eliminate 50 percent of items. Put them in underbed bins or even in a storage unit if necessary – don’t’ just shove things in the closet. There should be plenty of room to walk around furnishings. Consider placing some furnishings in storage.


Remove paintings, family photos, diplomas, souvenirs and religious symbols. Be sure to remove collections of CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, books, and curios. It helps buyers see themselves and their own possessions in the space.


You might want to consider hiring a professional stager. Staged homes sell on average 88 percent faster. You can perform subtle staging yourself and get ideas from popular TV shows. Focus staging efforts on the kitchen,  bathrooms, master bedroom, and living room. Small touches like a basket of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter or an artfully draped throw on the couch can make a big difference.

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