Getting Your Home Ready To Sell


Are you thinking about selling your home in the near future? Maybe a job change or transfer has you moving out of town. Or, maybe you’ve been watching tons of home improvement shows lately, and you’re dreaming of a new floor plan entirely, which means you see putting your home on the market on the horizon. 

If any of the situations previously mentioned sound like you, you’re probably going to be thinking about sprucing up your current home. Don’t worry! There are some very simple ways to get your home ready and up to date so it will move quickly and hopefully at your asking price. There’s no better time than now to get your home ready, and we are sharing some ways to do that right here.


Living in your home from day to day can take a toll on that paint job you spent so much time on when you first moved in. Moving the furniture around can chip the surface from painted walls, reorganizing your wall displays can leave scuffs and holes, and kids in the house definitely leave a mark of their own. Maybe you’ve just looked around and realized that you can’t recall the last time you have seen any décor in stores that matches the color of your walls in much longer than you’d like to admit. Paint is one quick and easy way to update and freshen up your spaces!

When thinking about selling your home, you’ll want to keep your paint choices neutral. A potential buyer will be overwhelmed if they walk into a house with each room painted in a different bold hue. The staff at City Home Center will be happy to help you choose the perfect shades of tan, beige or grey to suit your style, while completing your purchase with the supplies you’ll need to get the job done.



Little details like hardware on cabinetry can make more of an impact than you think. Getting some nice new knobs or handles for drawers and cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms can make a statement if you put proper thought into your choice! You might also need to replace floor molding if it’s in disrepair or faceplates for outlets and switches if they look dull or dated.

And don’t forget about your faucets! From kitchen sink to bathroom shower, you want your look to be cohesive throughout the home. It’s a simple update that could make or break the style of your home for a prospective buyer.



Sometimes, the most noticeable floor is one that is in bad condition. And worn floors don’t sell houses. So, make an investment that will pay off big time when it comes to selling your home. Great flooring can capture the attention of potential buyers and is often known to make the most difference when it comes to choosing a home.

If your flooring (whether tile or carpet) is giving your home a dated look, that’s something you definitely want to replace. And you’d be surprised how inexpensively you can do it! Maybe your threadbare carpet has seen better days. City Home Center will be happy to help you with whatever your heart desires when it comes to flooring choices, and we can show you what options best fit your budget.



Last but CERTAINLY not least – don’t forget to DECLUTTER! We talk a lot about great ways to declutter on our blog post here. Decluttering might be the most inexpensive task when it comes to getting your home ready to sell, but it can also be the most complicated. You’re going to want to put your game face on for this part!

Decluttering serves so many purposes. It keeps you from having to move a ton of unnecessary items to a new home, It saves you the time of having to clean out once your house is sold, and it helps prospective buyers see the space as their future home when it is uncluttered.

The process of decluttering will most likely happen in steps. First, you’ll want to remove those items that have been sitting around unused for long periods of time Next, things that are old, worn or not something that you’d like to keep for sentimental reasons, let them go.

Once you have settled on what stays, it may be wise to purchase some storage bins or shelving (Rubies Home Furnishings has some great decorative ones in stock). You might be surprised at how much the appearance of your home can change just from decluttering and reorganizing!


Now that your home is looking its finest, you’re sure to have a buyer in no time. The work is done… Well, almost done. First, take the time reminisce about all of the memories and time spent with family and friends. You’ll soon find another home to make new memories in, and if it happens to be in our area, we’ll be happy to help you get the paint, cabinetry and flooring you need to make your new home your dream come true.