Minor Work for Major Appeal with Your Home Sale

Everyone knows that selling a home can be a stressful process. Even though you have a ton of things to think about and pack to prepare for your move, it’s important to give your home the best shot at making the most money possible on the market. Luckily, there are a number of small tweaks that you can do before you put your home up for sale that have a big return on investment. Read on for some tips on how to give your home major appeal with just a minor bit of work.

New Door KnobFix the Little Things

Buyers will notice the things that you may have put off fixing in your home, like busted door knobs, light bulbs that need to be replaced, and scuff marks on the floors or walls. Invest a little bit of time in fixing these little things that may not have bothered you and it will go a long way to impress buyers.

Curb Appeal

Many buyers make a judgement about a home right when they pull up, so make sure your home’s curb appeal is on point. The Chicago Tribune says that fresh paint, manicured landscaping, new mulch and even an updated mailbox are great ways to give buyers a good first impression that they’ll carry with them as they tour the rest of your home. Curb appeal counts, so make these minor improvements to help score major points with prospective buyers.


Emptying your closets and storage areas by about 50 percent gives the impression that your home offers ample storage. This simple de-cluttering of your home is a good way to prepare for a move, but also a simple and affordable option to help make your home more appealing. Move some things you won’t need for a while into storage or donate some of your old clothing, and help buyers remember your home as the one with copious storage options.


Time magazine suggests having your home inspected before you put it on the market. That way, you can tell prospective buyers that everything is in good shape and back it up with confidence in your inspection report. Many buyers will still opt to have their own inspector come in if they put in an offer, but having that knowledge in advance is a great starting point. It helps you know about any faults or potential problem areas and can give you a concrete counter to any claims that the buyer makes during a concession or relegation process. It can also help you identify any major issues that could derail a sale, giving you time in advance to remedy any problems.

Are you ready to list your home? Find out more about selling your home with the team at Phillips Real Estate. Call us today at 405-368-9409 to get started.