20 Tips To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar In Todays Market

Dated: December 20 2022

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20 Tips To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar in Today's Market

20 Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar


Thinking of selling your home and want to know where to start?


At the Sandy Hartmann Group, not only do we provide a FREE professional market report on your home, we also walk through it with each of our sellers to give them tips on how to sell a home for the most money possible in the shortest amount of time.


Read our favorite tips below for getting your home ready to sell. Many of these items can be the difference in THOUSANDS of dollars getting left on the table or going right into your pocket at closing!


  1. Give Your Front Entry a Facelift with either a new coat of paint or a new front door.

  2. Don't Forget to Landscape Your Yard! A well-groomed lawn shows buyers that the home was taken care of.

  3. Make Sure ALL Exterior Lights are in Working Order & replace all outdoor light bulbs.

  4. Wash ALL Windows (inside & out). You don't want to take away from great views with dirty windows!

  5. Clean Out Your Garage. Consider getting a storage unit to store any non-essential items. 

  6. Add a Pop of Color to the exterior of your home by planting flowers (if climate allows). 

  7. Remove Any Lawn Ornaments that you will want to bring with you to your new home. 

  8. Replace Your Worn Out Welcome Mat to welcome buyers as they enter your home. Image title

  9. Paint or Replace the Street Numbers on the house, making them more visible. 

  10. Pressure Wash Any Outdoor Surfaces. Give driveways, pavers, pool patios, and more a 'like new' feel. Don't forget sidewalks and siding too!

  11. Clean EVERYTHING! A clean home will allow buyers to picture themselves in the space and not distract or discourage them. 

  12. Give Every Room a Purpose. Even if you used it as a bonus room, giving a room an 'identity' will help buyers figure out how to use the space and give it more value. 

  13. Let the Light In. Bright rooms feel warm and inviting. Dark rooms feel small and gloomy, especially in winter months. Remove all dark curtains, open (freshly dusted) blinds, and let the sunshine in!

  14. Fix Anything that is Broken. Buyers will notice broken items and will often offer less for homes with several broken or deferred maintenance items. If buyers don't catch it, their home inspectors will. 

  15. UNCLUTTER YOUR HOUSE. Thinning out your closets & pantries will show buyers how much room is actually available. 

  16. Fresh Paint and New Carpet are the TOP 2 THINGS you can do to help your home sell faster and for more money. 

  17. Organize the Kitchen. Store any non-essential, small appliances & clean all surfaces to a shine. 

  18. Before Showings, Empty ALL Trash Bins. Don't forget to hide or put away dirty laundry as well.

  19. Make Sure All Doors Open and Close Smoothly. Fix any squeaks on bedroom or closet doors. 

  20. Replace Light Bulbs with New Ones on the Interior. Make sure all light switches work and are easy to operate. Replace any broken or discolored electrical outlet covers too. 

Fresh Front Door Paint


Lastly, don't forget to ask us about our marketing to find out why our listings sell faster than the average real estate listing in Pinellas County. Our real estate marketing strategies are unmatched and help us market your home to over 400,000 agents around the world, digitally and in print. We have full-time professionals that work specifically on our team to make sure our listings look better, sell faster, and get YOU more money for your home. 

The Sandy Hartmann Group

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Andrea Hartmann

Andrea is the Managing Partner of The Sandy Hartmann Group and runs the team alongside Sandy Hartmann. She would love to talk to you about real estate! Andrea was born and raised in the Tampa Bay a....

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