Maximize Curb Appeal!

The outside of the home is the first impression that buyers get. A little landscaping, swept sidewalks, and clean siding make a HUGE difference in how polished a home looks!

The Marc Olson Real Estate Team will meet you for a no-obligation consultation to review the Current Market Analysis (CMA) of your
home and provide you with input on how to better market the property.

Fix Leaky Faucets

Making repairs on creaky doors, broken screens, sticky cabinets, and the like, usually doesn't take much effort, but makes a huge difference to potential buyers! Home buying is already a significant and costly process; added work and expenses add up in their minds. Houses aren't perfect, but it is also disappointing to move in and have many issues to fix. By making simple repairs, everyone will end up happier.

Little upgrades can also get you a good return on investment! Even if your cabinet hardware works perfectly fine, updating it to current tastes can really make a kitchen look sharper. New paint, especially if you have really bold colors that might not appeal to most, helps. That neon pink bedroom probably won't appeal as much to a buyer.


Staging doesn't always require bringing in an interior designer and fancy, rented furniture. Staging can be as simple as improving traffic flow, maximizing space, and showing off the purpose of each room. If buyers have a hard time navigating through the home, it will come across as being too small. Additionally, cluttered spaces might make the home seem smaller and make it harder for potential buyers to imagine themselves in the home. Sometimes, utilizing a storage area or space is helpful. Pack away personal photos, memorabilia, and keepsakes. You are selling the home itself, so it is important to show it off.

Clean is King

Immaculately clean homes, no matter the price range, are psychologically much easier to sell to buyers. Odors are especially bad for a home on the market. While many people love pets, it's best to get them out of the home. Air-neutralizing spray helps remove odors. Replacing stained and worn carpet can also not just help you sell faster, but make a better profit.

Lighting Matters

Lighting changes how things appear. Open all curtains or blinds and make sure the house is well-lit! Clean the windows, upgrade lightbulbs, and change lampshades to maximize light, one of the top qualities a buyer seeks in a home.

Pricing it Right
Sellers oftentimes focus on the sentimental value or their perceived value of the home rather than the market value. It's tough to see your home in a different light as a seller, but ultimately, pricing the home too high can make it take extremely long to sell and people may be skeptical of a house that has been on the market a long time.

With our extensive experience and knowledge of the market, we can help you figure out the perfect listing price.


There are many factors that go into the marketing of a home. Some of these factors are out of your control, but not all! Making your home clean, easy to navigate, easy for buyers to imagine themselves in, and looking its best will greatly help with the sale. These are some basic tips, but the Marc Olson Real Estate Team will offer you helpful and professional advice throughout the entire process.