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Top Tips on Preparing Your Home to Go on the Market

Once you have decided to sell your home, the process of preparing it to go on the market can seem quite daunting. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Read on for a few of our top tips for maximizing the appeal of your property and getting it ready to sell for the best possible price.

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Take Advantage of Compass Concierge

The Compass Concierge Program is designed to prepare your home for the market! We will work together to assess opportunities to elevate your home’s value and cover the upfront costs associated with improvements and house preparation services. Our team will develop a tailored project plan with suggested home improvements to prepare your home for the market, with services including but not limited to repairs, staging, painting, deep cleaning, landscaping and decluttering – all topics we will be exploring below.

It works like this:

You will contract directly with home improvement service providers

Compass Concierge will pay the associated cost for home improvement work performed subject to your agreements with home service providers

At the closing of escrow, Compass Concierge will collect a reimbursement that covers the cost of the work performed (AND NOTHING MORE)

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Consider Getting a Pre-Sale Home Inspection

Having a home inspection is a proactive approach to getting your home ready to sell. Known as a pre-listing home inspection, you can find out the exact condition of your property and what issues and repairs potentially need to be addressed beforehand. However before embarking on any work, speak with us. We have cultivated relationships over many years with excellent vendors and we regularly parlay these relationships with our clients.

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

You want to make sure potential buyers’ first impression of your home is a good one—and inspires them to stop by the open house or schedule a tour – so they can see more. By investing some effort in relatively easy fixes, like planting colorful flowers and repainting your front door, the outside of your house can beckon prospective buyers to come on in. If you’re not sure how to improve your home’s curb appeal, we are happy to advise and provide great referrals if needed.

Clean, Organize and De-Clutter

The idea is to limit the amount of stuff in your house so that potential future owners can envision themselves (and their stuff) in that space. Removing clutter, getting rid of any oversized furniture, taking down personal photos is a great way to allow potential buyers to think about what they would hang on those walls.


Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
Lorin Ruttenberg – DRE 01309588
Compass is a licensed real estate broker licensed by the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.