Top Home Presentation Tips: Sell for More Profit | Real Estate Summit County

Q. What are the most cost-effective ways to maximize your profit when selling your property?

1. Clean

Even if you have limited financial resources, you should certainly be willing and able to make your home spotless.

  • Bathrooms
  • Utility Rooms
  • Stovetop
  • Oven Interior
  • Refrigerator
  • Yard
  • Driveway
  • Garage
  • Everything!

2. De-clutter. De-personalize.

You're going to have to pack up all the family photos and move all of that extra stuff anyway once you sell ..... it pays in spades to do it now.

If you have to live in the home while it is actively marketed for sale, plan on being a minimalist. Move out ALL of the non-essential stuff.

  • Pack up all the closets
  • Empty the kitchen pantry
  • Get rid of all non-essential food
  • Clear the counters & cabinets of kitchenware
  • Pack the contents of your cupboards
  • Purge the garage of everything but the car
  • Remove all personal photos & memorabilia from walls, tables and shelves

Remember, you have to do it anyway, might as well get it done now!

3. Paint

The point is to appear clean & new.




and the best solution for selling is ..... NEUTRAL.....

light and bright in the kitchen & baths and neutral colors throughout the rest of the home.

You want to appeal to the majority of potential buyers, you simply can't go wrong with a white or off-white color scheme.

4. New Carpet

Especially if you have pets .....

A new carpet can completely change the marketability of your home, and is money well spent if your carpet is showing any signs of age or has a pattern or color that does not qualify as neutral.

Same goes for wood — consider refinishing. Certainly, clean a wood, tile or stone floor and apply new top coat. If your floor looks good as new, sales potential is equally good.

5. Staging 101 —the easy stuff

  • add flowers to the dining table
  • trim the plants leading up to the front door
  • keep the shades open
  • leave all the lights on for showings
  • keep the interior temperature warm & inviting
  • neutralize pet odors

5. Staging: Advanced



Surprisingly, staging is cost-effective and almost always results in additional profit upon sale.

You can go so far as to rent all new furniture and really make your property feel like a trophy home.


For a free consultation on how to prepare your home for sale and maximize profit, call, text or email .....

Mike Krueger
cell: (970) 485-1518

Dedicated to Seller Profitability