Home Selling Tips

Lots of details affect the selling speed and price of your home.
Here's a short list of specific items to help you get the highest price for your home.


Start with the Curb Appeal


​Look at your home the way an outsider would. The street view is important. Most people won't have the vision that "it could be cleaned up" and will focus on the homes well-groomed from the outside.


  • Clean and paint the outside of your home.

  • Make sure the yard and bushes are well-trimmed. Remove sick or dying plants.

  • Weed and freshly mulch beds.

  • Make driveway repairs if needed.


Unclutter your living areas and closets


Clutter not only makes the house unattractive but it also makes rooms and storage areas look smaller. Invest in a storage unit for a short period of time. If rooms look cluttered, remove some of the furniture, as well.

  • Make rooms seem spacious and airy.

  • Make closets and cabinets seem 2/3 full.

  • Neaten contents of your closets.


Clean and freshen up everything

Dirty houses equate to fixer-uppers for the average buyer and that results in low purchase bids. It's better to give people the impression that the house is move-in ready (even if they will want to replace the rugs and repaint). Clean will look closer to new and that's the ultimate impression you want to give potential buyers: that the home is nearly new (as opposed to used).

  • Touch up wall paint or if needed, repaint rooms. You want the house to show its best.

  • Professionally clean the rugs and polish or carefully wood floors.

  • Wash the windows (inside and out) and the window coverings.

  • Touch up and clean kitchen cabinets to look like new 

Don't attend showings and open houses for your own home


Selling a home is often an emotional event for the seller. You'll tend to want to talk about topics which are important to you but not the seller. Realtors are experts at quickly learning the important buying factors and adjusting the presentation. Let us do what we do best.

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Kelly Bernardyn is a real estate licensee affiliated with Compass Pennsylvania, LLC. Compass Pennsylvania, LLC is a licensed real estate broker 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.

In accordance with Pennsylvania State Mandate of Covid-19 Statewide Guidance (https://www.parealtors.org/coronavirus/),  I adhere to the safetly guidelines and wear a mask and gloves. I ask my clients to do the same. Covid-19 forms are completed and submitted for all buyers.

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