Getting Your Home Ready to Sell: 4 Helpful Tips on Elevating Your Space

Selling your home? Discover essential tips to elevate your space, from deep cleaning and handyman repairs to decluttering and staging. Get it ready for potential buyers with Windermere Orcas Island.

Putting your home on the market can seem complicated and stressful. Windermere Orcas Island is here to lighten this load! Once you've chosen a skilled agent to oversee the selling process, there are several measures you can take to facilitate its progress. Here are 4 useful tips to help elevate your space before showing it to potential buyers.


1. Deep Clean

Deep cleaning your home should be the first step you take in getting your house ready to sell. Cleanliness is not only an expectation when showing your home to potential buyers, but a standard.  Positive first impressions are crucial to selling your home, and you don’t want a lack of freshness to turn any potential buyer. Sweep and mop the floors, dust every inch, and consider hiring a professional window cleaner!  Whether you are hiring a cleaning crew, or pulling out the rubber gloves yourself, deep cleaning is a vital step in elevating your space.  

2. Handyman 

Whether it is a leaky faucet or some chipped tile, it is important to have a handyman fix any and all simple repairs around your home. If your house has a deck, make sure it is in perfect condition so potential buyers can enjoy island views in safety and comfort. However, make sure these repairs are done in a timely manner so as not to prolong the time it takes your house to sell! Buyer’s love homes where meticulous maintenance is obvious, and you don’t want something as simple as a loose floorboard to take your space away from this standard. 

3. Declutter/Depersonalize

When a potential buyer is shown your home, you want them to be able to picture themselves actually living there. For this reason, it is important to depersonalize your home. Family photos, trophies, mementos and other personal items should be stored away for the time being. You want your home to have an appearance of warmth that speaks to multiple different people; show off the uniqueness of your space, while also adhering to multiple different personality types. Plus, depersonalization allows you to remain more private when showing your home to multiple different people. 

4. Stage your home

Along the same lines as depersonalization, staging your home allows potential buyers to further envision themselves actually living in your former space. Staging doesn’t have to be expensive either; adding a fresh coat of paint, replacing a worn down sofa, or putting some extra time into landscaping your yard will do wonders in elevating the curb-appeal of your space, and inevitably selling your home. Whether you stage your home from top-to-bottom or simply refine what you already have, styling your home is crucial in garnering positive first-impressions and furthering the selling process. 


Preparing your home for sale involves essential steps to ensure a smooth process and maximize buyer interest. Deep cleaning, addressing small repairs, decluttering, and staging are among the key tasks to get started on. By diligently attending to these areas, you increase the chances of selling your house quickly and for a higher price. Cleanliness and curated aesthetics not only motivate potential buyers but also leave a lasting impression. At Windermere Real Estate Orcas Island, our dedicated team is committed to helping you achieve the best outcome. Reach out to us today at (360) 376-8000 or visit our website for further assistance.

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