Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Sale


When selling your home, you probably want as quick and lucrative a sale as possible. And the key to achieving it is preparation.

By taking the proper steps before we list your place, we can ensure that it appeals to the current market — and that it’s smooth sailing once you’ve found an interested potential buyer.

Are you thinking of listing your home soon? Make sure you follow this list of dos and don’ts:

Do repair or replace anything that’s broken or in poor condition. You can bet buyers will notice upgrades. And if they don’t, their agent or the home inspector will.

Don’t paint the walls bold or bright colors. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves in the home, and that’s hard with hues they may not be a fan of. Stick to neutrals.

Do get a pre-listing inspection. This will alert you to any potential problems so you can fix them before listing, which will keep them from hurting your sale.

Don’t make elaborate renovations. You can update things, but don’t go overboard. You want the property to fall in line with comparable ones in the building or neighborhood.

Do remove any signs of pets. Address any obvious signs of pets in the home, including fur, odors or damage they caused to the space. This should be part of your cleaning and repairs.

Don’t set too-high expectations based on emotion. Make sure what you expect is realistic, regarding both price and timing. We’ll discuss these things early on.

Need more help preparing your property for a successful sale? Get in touch today.

Nicole Kasten
Licensed Broker Associate
55 Merrick Way
Suite 202A
Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA