The first question I get from people wanting to list their house for sale is what, if anything do I need to do to get my house ready for sale. This is an excellent question, and is another reason why you need a full time, dedicated real estate professional to help you get your house ready for sale. Realtors often say that the sale of your home is a beauty contest, and that is really true. If you take two homes that are identical in every way, but one has been properly prepared for sale, not is it more likely that the properly prepared home will sell faster, but it will also bring in more money than the unprepared home. People don't want to buy a "project house." If they see maintenance items that need to be fixed, or if the house is not tidy, they will think that the owners have not taken good care of their house, and will pass it by over a well presented house. I am not just talking about staging. This is about making your house look like clean, and uncluttered and maintained so that people can say it is "move in ready." If you want more information on what you need to do to make your house ready for sale, call or text me at (512) 629-0585.