Clean neutral living room 

10 quick steps to sell your home fast

Get your home to stand out from the rest of homes on the market

Try these 10 inexpensive tips to sell your home


  1. Scrub till it sparkles.

    From the front door to the bathroom mirror, your home should shine with cleanliness.

  2. Declutter.

    To help buyers see the features of the home and not be distracted by your possessions, remove any extra furniture, countertop appliances, accessories, etc., that close in spaces. Also, rearrange furniture for good traffic flow and to create intimate spaces within larger rooms.

  3. Make it neutral.

    Pack away any personal items such as wedding photos, razors, toothbrushes, religious icons, children’s artwork, etc. This allows the buyer to picture him- or herself living in the house.

  4. Organize closets and cupboards.

    Buyers look everywhere, so make sure storage areas appear spacious. Consider storing half your clothes and large dishes that look cramped in cupboards.

  5. Fix small problems,

    including loose doorknobs, worn carpet, stained or chipped walls, burned out light bulbs, leaking faucets, stained grout, etc. Also, remove eyesores and hazards, such as extension cords and slippery rugs.

  6. Hide pets.

    When showing the house, take animals with you or board them. Put away their dishes and other paraphernalia, and deodorize the home.

  7. Add extra touches.

    Color-coordinate accessories, add colorful plants and flowers inside and out, set the table with your prettiest dishes, create a reading nook in the living room, place lamps in dark corners and/or add a non-offending aroma with potpourri or scented candles.

  8. Provide a clear floor plan and color photos

    of special areas on your home information sheet.

  9. Extend the living space outdoors.

    Home buyers want outdoor family space, so show a small seating area with a grill on your patio or in your yard.

  10. Create online curb appeal.

    Many home buyers start their searches on the internet. Add a virtual tour to your online listing and be sure that your photos are well-lit so that your home appears cheerful. Include photos of special areas that make your home stand out, such as a sitting area in the master bedroom, the garden view or a built-in sideboard.



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Now that your current home is ready to sell, it’s time to buy your next home. Macatawa Bank offers competitive mortgage rates and flexible options to make the purchase quick and easy. Call us today at (877) 820-2265 for more information about a mortgage preapproval.

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