Is it time to sell your home? Then it’s time to take some steps to get it ready to sell. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we can help provide steps to improve your home so that buyers will be more likely to be interested. Follow these steps and then contact us at (310) 373-0021 for assistance.


Declutter. Sellers often don’t realize how much stuff they own until they go to move it out of the home. This can be time-consuming and overwhelming, but a deep clean will make your house look bigger and more appealing to buyers. Pack up things that are sentimental for you in boxes and take them over to friends or family or put some items in storage until you move.

Deep Clean Your Home

After decluttering, it’s time for a deep clean. Get on your hands and knees to scrub the floors with bleach water. Clean inside of cabinets with baking soda or other natural cleaners. Scrub counters and toilets with all-purpose cleaner mixed in hot water (a half cup per gallon), then rinse thoroughly.

You can also choose to hire a professional cleaner who can get it done much more quickly and thoroughly. They also have the tools and materials to get it done perfectly.

Stage Your Home for an Open House

When buyers come to an open house, they want to envision themselves living there. Make sure all bedrooms are ready for showing by making beds and uncluttering dressers or closets. Keep counters clear and free from dishes on the kitchen counter. Remove pictures and other items that personalize your home.

You want the rooms in your home to be welcoming and comfortable. Open up all the curtains to allow in natural light, put fresh flowers on tables or fireplace mantels, set out a bowl of candy for kids visiting with parents, and play some soft music in your living room.

Call Now for Help from a Real Estate Agent

The best way to sell your home is by using a professional real estate agent. If you are not sure what the process entails, call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today, and we can schedule an appointment or come out for a consultation: (310) 373-0021.