Are you a single-family home owner and want to relocate? There are many different reasons why someone would choose to list family homes for sale, from downsizing after the kids move out to relocating for a job. No matter the reason, it is important that you list your home with as must insight as possible so that you know you are getting the best deal for the home and what to expect throughout the whole process. This guide will walk you through some tips to getting your home ready for the housing market.


An official inspection of the house will be requested. This shows any minor or major issues with the property. It is up to you as the seller to fix the problems before listing it or list the house in as-is condition. A house sold in as-is condition means you are upfront with the potential buyers about the existing issues. Many people buy houses like this as fixer-uppers since they are usually cheaper in price. Just make sure you keep a copy of all inspections so that you can provide it to anyone who requests it.

Deep Clean

Before you can list the house, you need to have it as clean as possible. A good deep clean should be done to prepare the house for selling. Methodically go through each room of the house one by one and clean it from top to bottom. You can also choose a professional cleaning company to perform the cleaning services for you. Most of them have special rates for deep cleaning. You can also hire them for weekly service after the deep cleaning, which will keep the house clean until it sells.

Remove Clutter

People who are viewing the house are not interested in viewing clutter. Go through the home and remove unnecessary items from every room. Sort them into three piles: donate, trash, and keep. Donate the selected items to various places in your area that accept donations, like churches or shelters. Trash goes in the trash, and the keep items can be packed up and stored until you are in your new location.


A good real estate agent will be a huge help to you during this process. Search around until you find one whom you are comfortable working with. They will act as the go-between with you and interested buyers as you work out an agreed-upon price for the sale