3 Easy Improvements to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Getting your house ready to go on the market doesn't need to be a huge task. Small improvements go a long ways.

Getting your house ready to go on the market doesn’t need to be a huge task. Small improvements go a long ways.

It is almost spring! This means that houses will be popping up on the market left and right. Will yours be one of them? If so, you are probably trying to get your place up to snuff and ready for listing. When you start looking for all of your home’s small inconveniences, it can seem overwhelming. But we have a few easy and inexpensive improvements that you can make to get your home ready!

Scrub your appliances

You may not think that your refrigerator is too dirty. After all, you keep the food you plan to eat in there, right? Start moving food around and you will probably find a lot of drips and spills that have created a sticky mess. Take all the food out of your fridge and freezer and scrub it down with an all-purpose cleaner. While you are at it, clean the oven and dishwasher filter too. Your kitchen appliances will look like new again!


We all have that “catch-all” closet that is constantly getting one more piece of junk shoved in. Go through the clutter and figure out what you want to keep, toss or donate. Come up with a new purpose for the space so it doesn’t become the junk closet again. When you give your empty spaces a job to do, you will maximize your living spaces.

Follow the 5-10 minute rule

Once you get your house looking its best, it is just a matter of keeping it clean and tidy. Easier said than done right? We suggest that you follow the 5-10 minute rule. If you can pick up, clean, or fix something in 5-10 minutes or less, do the job right away. Create a running list for the bigger weekend projects.

Getting your home ready to sell can seem overwhelming but tackling all the little projects adds up to a big difference! Even if you aren’t selling your home, motivate yourself to complete some spring cleaning projects!

If you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance your current home, First Security State Bank’s mortgage lenders are ready to help! Contact Robert Manning and Ronald Andresen for assistance.