10 Tips Before Putting Your Long Island House On The Market For Sale

Written by Posted On Monday, 27 June 2016 11:35

Preparing your house for sale is necessary when it comes to getting every dollar you can at the sale.


Things that a seller may consider unimportant may be a concern to a potential buyer. Perception is important when it comes to selling your residence.


Here is a list of 10 things to do that should help prepare your Long Island house for a sale...


  • Mow and trim the lawn and shrubs.  

  • Plant flowers for color. 

  • Clean the windows and the exterior of your home.

  • Get rid of any junk that doesn't belong in the yard.


  •  Pack any unnecessary items and get rid of your collectibles. It's your stuff, but it's clutter to a buyer. 

  • Clean the inside of the home completely. Shampoo the carpets, remove any stains, paint if necessary.

  • Organize and clean closets. Buyers will take a peak into them. 

  • Make sure little things like cabinets doors, handles, screens are fixed and not hanging.

  • Remove the clutter on the kitchen counters and pickup everything off the floor. Don't forget pet supplies like litter boxes should be removed before showing.

  • Get a professional inspection which will give you the time to fix anything that a buyer may find and then may want to reduce their offer. This gives them a solid peace of mind that there are no hidden surprises. 


Keep it simple. Walk through your home and look at it through the eyes of a buyer who has never been there before.

When there is less to look at, it's easier for a buyer to make a decision.

Call our cell 631-805-4400when selling your Long Island house or condo.

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