Robin Taylor
Coldwell Banker Realty

A Guide to Selling Your Home

A Practical Guide to Prepare Your Home for Sale


Your home is likely your biggest investment.  As a professional real estate agent, my goal is to make sure that you get the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.  Showing an appealing, uncluttered home is a must!

Curb Appeal

Welcome Buyers to a Beautiful Home

Buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door.  That’s why curb appeal is so important.  Welcome buyers with trimmed bushes, colorful flowers and a well-maintained exterior.



A spotless home is essential!  Buyers want to walk into a home that looks like it jumped off the pages of a magazine. 

Paint the walls a light neutral color

Replace outdated or worn carpet

Make sure the floors shine

Wash the windows

Re-caulk showers, tubs and sinks

Hang fresh towels

Get rid of pet odors


Organize & Minimize

Removing clutter helps buyers focus on the architectural features of your home.  Room by room, remove the clutter – it’s amazing how much larger a room looks without it!

Remove pieces of furniture in an overcrowded room

Pack away knick-knacks

Clear Countertops

Organized drawers and closets



Personal photographs distract buyers.  The fewer personal items in your home, the easier it is for buyers to imagine themselves living there.

Remove personal photos and children’s artwork

Remove controversial artwork and strong political or religious statements

Remove trophies, awards and certificates


Bring in the Light

Natural light makes a home seem bright and airy and welcoming.

Open the blinds and let the light shine in

Make sure light bulbs work and light up right away

Turn on all the lights for showings

First Impressions Matter

First Impressions Matter!

It only takes a few seconds for a potential buyer to decide whether they like or dislike your home, that’s why first impressions are so important.  As a producer for HGTV, I learned from some of the top designers in the business, and I know how to make a property “pop” on camera.  Clients who follow my advice and stage their homes successfully sell for thousands of dollars more than clients who don’t.  Taking the time to get it right will make a huge difference when it comes to your bottom line.