Selling your home is a little like dating. You post photos online, write something charming about yourself, and hope someone responds. They have expectations, you want to make a good first impression. If you give buyers what they want, they’ll do the same.

First and foremost, they want accurate photos of what your home really looks like. Agents who snap a few shots with their cell phones aren’t cutting it. It takes a pro, with pro equipment to showcase your home how it deserves to be seen. Now we can post 24 photos on MLS, and unlimited on Zillow + a video walk through. Those with the video get 3x the views. Buyers are your guests, you want them to feel welcome even if it is virtual.

Kitchens are important to buyers, make it look its best. If you decide to upgrade before selling, it will add value. Talk to your agent about what is worth it for your price range and similar homes. You don’t want to overspend, but if you fake it, they will spot it.

Staging is Oh So Worth it. You don’t live the way you sell. Fresh paint in trendy colors, and a few well-placed pieces of furniture gives buyers inspiration to see themselves where they want to be, and how they want to live. It not only has high return on your investment, it adds charm and appeal.

Once you start cleaning out you’ll wonder how you accumulated so much, and kept it all this time. Your basement will thank you. You can start fresh too.

Give me a jingle anytime, at your service.