Vision Realty

How Do I Prep My Home For Sale?

Within 30 seconds of walking through the door, buyers first impression is either positive or negative. Making a first impression is lasting.

There are many ways to give your home a facelift with out spending lots of money. See the following for the most significant impact:

Outside: Curb Appeal


• De-clutter and keep lawn decorations to a minimum.
• Mow yard and trim trees & shrubs.
• Add bushes and flowers if you dont have enough landscapping.
• Sweep or wash off sidewalks, deck or porch and driveway.
• Remove personalized fixtures.
• Put all toys away.
• Fix damaged exterior issues with siding, roof, gutters etc.
• Welcome mat
• Try to clean all windows, patio doors inside and out.


TIP:

Please leave your house while it's being shown to potential buyers, you presence may make them feel awkward.


On a personal level, think about writing a letter about your neighborhood that includes what you really like about your home and neighborhood.

 Inside: CLEAN EVERYTHING!


Check for dust on basebords, ceiling fans, light fixtures, cobwebs on ceilings and MORE.
De-clutter your home. Rent a storage container if you need to. This is very important.

• Get a fresh coat of paint to the walls.
• Remove family photos and pack up excessive wall decorations. 
• Remove personal items; like collections and trophies.
• Replace worn/old carpets, and shampoo carpets that are dirty but still in good shape.
• Polish/wax wood floors.
• You may add fresh flowers or plants but try not to over do it.
• Opening blinds and shades to let the light in.
• Ask a neighbor or friend to come over and locate any odors that need to be addressed.
• If you own a pet please take  them with you while your home is being shown.

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Local Expert Updates

Darren Van't Hul  (Real Estate Agent)

Darren Van't Hul

712.578.9114

712.722.0045


Kimberly Dekkers Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Kimberly Dekkers

Sales Associate

605.610.5138

712.722.0045


Karen Schuiteman Office Assistant (Real Estate Agent)

Karen Schuiteman

Office Assistant

712.722.0045


Rachel Hoogeveen Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Rachel Hoogeveen

Sales Associate

712.441.5100

712.722.0045


Kristin De Jong  (Real Estate Agent)

Kristin De Jong

712.722.0045


Community Updates

Darla Van't Hul Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Darla Van't Hul

Sales Associate

712.578.9621

darlamaevh@gmail.com

Western Christian High School

Hull

The mission of Western Christian High School is to provide God-centered secondary education to young men and women using the Bible and its principles as the foundation for the total curriculum.

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Darla Van't Hul Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Darla Van't Hul

Sales Associate

712.578.9621

darlamaevh@gmail.com

Hull Christian School

Hull

The Mission of Hull Christian is to educate covenant children in the light of God's Word, preparing them for a life of Christian discipleship, responsible stewardship, and humble service in His

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Kimberly Dekkers Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Kimberly Dekkers

Sales Associate

605.610.5138

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Now that you’ve found your dream home, here’s how to breeze through the buying process. Get detailed instructions: How to Buy a House

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