Home Selling Expenses: What You Need to do Before Selling

Jake Boucher
2 min readDec 9, 2021
Photo by Kara Eads on Unsplash

When getting ready to sell your home, you’re going to have to spruce up your home a little bit.

This article is basic as basic can be. But, you would be surprised by how many people skip over improving certain aspects of their home.

Even if you don’t do a complete renovation before selling, there are still some things you should do to make your home look more appealing.

The cosmetics:


  • Painting is a cost effective way to freshen your home up. Paint areas that need painting yourself, or hire a company to do it. Bottom line is, adding new paint to a room could be a selling point.

Window washing

  • No one wants to see windows with smudge marks all over them when touring your home. Hire a company to professionally wash your windows so your windows are a positive, not a negative.


  • Rake the leaves if you’re selling in the fall, mow the lawn if selling in July, trim the bushes, spread some bark mulch, maintain your garden, etc. Make the exterior look as appealing as you possibly can.

Fix small repairs

  • Stained carpet, cracked windows, broken door knobs. No one wants to be touring your home during an open house and see these things. Fixing things like these makes a huge difference.

Like I said, basic as basic can be. But many people selling their home don’t even bother to improve the look of their home before listing. Leave major renovations for the future buyer(s) so they can customize things to their liking.

Jake Boucher is a licensed Realtor in Massachusetts working at US Realty Consultants LLC.



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Jake Boucher

Realtor with Lamacchia Realty in Massachusetts