If you are thinking about selling your home this Spring, it’s important that it shows it’s best
when prospective buyers walk through. We all know the three most important things to do when preparing your home for sale; Delutter, De-personalize, and Disengage.
Below is a simple list to help get you started!

Getting your house ready to put on the market can seem like a massive undertaking. From cleaning to staging, you might not know where to begin. In search of advice? Break each room into sections, and tackle the room head on.

Living Room

  • Use pillows and throw blankets to soften up the room.
  • Clear off the coffee table.
  • Store toys out of sight.

Dining Room

  • Clear off the dining table—only leave the centerpiece.
  • Remove extra chairs from the table.
  • Set the table with 4 to 6 place settings.


  • Clean the appliances—stove, oven, and microwave.
  • Remove magnets from the refrigerator.
  • Empty the trash can before each showing.


  • Invest in new bedspreads if necessary.
  • Remove distracting wall decor.
  • Keep daily necessities in either bins, drawers, or closets.


  • Display a new bottle of hand soap.
  • Replace shower curtains if necessary.
  • Clean any moldy areas.

Laundry Room

  • Store soap and supplies in a cupboard.
  • Clear out all clothing.
  • Keep all surfaces clean.


Although it will take time and effort to get your house ready to show, just remember—the better it looks, the shorter the time it will stay on the market! If you are thinking about selling, let’s talk about a personalized plan that fits your needs!

Beverly Tate, Realtor
(858)776-2779 /



Source: American Lifestyle Magazine

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Beverly Tate, Realtor

Beverly has been a San Diego Realtor since 2003, specializing in the North County area. She is known by her clients to be patient, knowledgeable, an excellent negotiator, and always has her client's best interest as the top priority of every transaction.

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