The magic of curb appeal. Everyone’s heard it. Some fresh paint on the front door and a manicured yard and potential buyers will stop for a look. But then what? Local real estate expert, Scott Chancellor, Associate Broker at Realty Executives Tucson Elite Green Valley, gave us the inside scoop on some things homeowners can do to increase the price and appeal of their home once buyers walk through the entryway.

“The condition of the property has a huge impact on selling a home for the most amount of money in the quickest time,” Chancellor said. “Follow the directive of clean, remove, and repair.”

Clean - Give your home a good thorough cleaning. The shine and fresh smell of a crisp and clean house cannot be overstated.

Remove - Take out excess furniture, personal photos, and any fixtures that aren’t included with the sale. Clean out pantries and hall and linen closets. Organize the garage. Make the kitchen stand out by removing all the clutter.

Repair - Put some elbow grease into items that aren’t in good working order. Don’t forget about the roof! Buyers in Green Valley avoid properties with lists of little repairs. If you can swing it, a fresh coat of paint and new carpet works wonders for appearance and freshening stale smells.

“When potential buyers walk through your front door, they should be greeted with a clean, bright, nice smelling space,” Chancellor said. “I love working with clients to help them display their home in a way that welcomes the next owner.”