EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE is dedicated to helping you evaluate your goals and objectives in selling your home.

  • What is your motivation in selling your home?
  • How critical is it that you sell your home?
  • What is your time frame for selling your home?
  • Are you currently behind on your mortgage payment(s)?
  • What is a realistic asking price for your home based on current market conditions?
  • What determines the price that your home will sell for?
  • Are you willing to price your home to sell?
  • What can you do to prepare your home for sale?
  • Are you at risk of foreclosure?

Exclusive Real Estate Preparing Your Home for Sale Checklist

Preparing Your Home for Sale Realtor.com

No Second Chances: Our 7-Step Plan to Making a Dazzling First Impression on Buyers

9-Step Guide to Open Houses

Declutter and Organize your home to present it to prospective buyers

Adopt the mindset that “less is more”.  Prospective buyers are interested in buying your house.  They are not interested in your “stuff”.  After all, they have their own “stuff”.  To them, most of your “stuff” is clutter! They are not going to buy your house because of your knicknacks and memorabilia.  That is just a fact.  Think “model home” and stage your home with a minimum of personal items, rather focus on decor.

The benefits of organizing and decluttering your home:

  • You can decide what you really want to pack up and take with you to your new home.  Think of this as part of your packing and moving process.
  • Discard and/or donate things you no longer need, are old and worn out, or that not longer serve a purpose.
  • Pack up the things that you really care about keeping and store those items “offsite”.
  • You are going to be packing for your move after your sell your house, so why not start now while your house is for sale?
  • By eliminating clutter you are making your house more attractive to prospective buyers.  They can visualize their “stuff” instead of being overwhelmed by all of your “stuff”.

Selling your house and moving can be stressful.  Take a deep breath and enjoy a little comic relief!

The “Move Out Method” Is a Great Way to Organize Your Space

Decluttering Checklist: What you can Throw Away Right Now, Room-by-Room

How to Start Decluttering in a Few Simple Steps, Even If You’re Overwhelmed

15 Awesome Shower Cleaning Hacks to Save So Much Time, Approved by Experts

10 Quick Tips to Organize and Declutter a Bathroom

How to Organize a Garage in 5 Steps

5 Easy Habits to Help Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

Putting the best face on the exterior of your home

There are two things that a prospective buyer notices as soon as they drive up to your home:

  1. The exterior appearance of your home.
  2. The appearance of your landscape.

The easiest way to address these items, of course, is to hire a professional.  If, however, you are the type of homeowner that does not mind taking on home repair and maintenance jobs, below are some links that you may find helpful.

How to Paint a Metal Garage Door

How to Paint a Garage Door: Expert Tips for a Flawless Finish

How to Paint a Metal Front Door

How to Pressure Wash a House: Step-by-Step Guide | Bob Vila

Wood Fence Repair and Staining

Do you have wood fencing that is in need of repair and maintenance?  You can pay thousands to replace your fencing or you can choose to repair your existing fencing.  This is a photo of a 23 year old wood fence that was falling over due to rotting 4×4 posts.  New galvanized posts were installed and the fence stained.  The result is that it looks almost new.  At the very least, if your fence is stable, you should put on a fresh coat of stain.  The galvanized posts were painted to match the fence.  There are a lot of things you can spend your money on instead of investing thousands of dollars on a new fence.  Then there is the issue of convincing your neighbors that they should also invest their hard-earned money on sharing the cost for replacing the fence.  Magnify that potential problem by two or three because, more than likely you have neighbors that share a fence on both sides of your house and behind.  Good luck with that!  This solution may not work for everyone but for those where it would apply, the result can be a stabilized fence that will last many more years with a near new visual appearance for a relatively small investment!


Honey…stop the car!

Buying a house is an emotional decision.  An attractive landscape is one of the easiest and least expensive things you can do to impress a prospective buyer and to set you house apart from other houses on the market!

Fertilize Your Lawn

Flower Pots Add Color and Interest

Flower Beds Create Interest and Vibrant Color

Add Garden Bark to Your Planter Beds for a Manicured Appearance

Add River Rock to Your Planter Beds for a Manicured Appearance

Consider installing solar landscape lighting for impact