In our previous blog, we gave you some tips on how to find the most qualified and charismatic real estate agent, to ensure that your home sale process goes smoothly. Once you’ve pinpointed the professional help you’ll need along the way, it’s time for you to get your home ready to sell.

From decluttering the home to making your space feel welcoming and bright, we’ve got your top tips on selling your home quickly rather than letting a sale slip through the cracks—and for ensuring your home is protected during the process with an Ann Arbor Home Insurance policy.

Spruce up your curb appeal.

This is the first thing people will notice when they walk up to your house. Be sure to spend some time making sure the grass is fresh and mowed, weeds aren’t overtaking your lawn, and that any dead plants or flowers are replaced.

Power wash your home.

You don’t want your home to be covered with grime when prospective buyers approach. Rid the exterior of excess dirt and buildup by power washing the home to keep it looking fresh.


Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items, says HGTV.

Make it appealing to a wide audience.

If you have bold or too bright of colors on the walls, now is the time to tone it down. Your home should appeal to a wide range of buyers, so it’s worth it to recoat the walls with some fresh, neutral colored paint.

Deep clean.

Carpets, floorboards, vents, ceiling fans, countertops, and walls should be deep cleaned before buyers show up. You want to prove to them that you cared for your home while you lived there and that it’s in great condition.

Organize closets.

Closets in disarray not only turn off buyers, they make it appear as though your home doesn’t have adequate storage. Organize your closets, both the ones in bedrooms and hallways, so that you can showcase the storage and configuration of the spaces.

Make it smell great.

Everyone loves the smell of something freshly baked, but that’s not always feasible when showing your home to various people each day. Instead, make sure it smells clean.

Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers.

About Thayer Innes and Freeman Bunting Insurance Agencies

At Thayer-Innes Insurance Agency and Freeman Bunting Insurance Agency, we strive to provide comprehensive insurance solutions to support Ann Arbor homeowners. Our homeowners’ policies can be tailored to meet your specific risk exposures and provides much more coverage than a traditional policy, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. For more information about our products, contact us today at (855) 395-6316.