a miniature house on top of a calculatorWhen you decide to sell your house, you want to reap top dollar from the deal, and as fast as you can. The process can be nerve-wracking. The longer it takes to close a deal, the longer it is likely to take you to settle in your new home too. With this in mind, you may be wondering: “How do I sell my house as is fast?” Adequate prior preparation will go a long way in attracting potential clients and helping you to close the deal eventually. Here are some of the changes to make in preparation for a sale.

Improve Exterior Appearance

Before getting to the house, potential buyers would often consider what the outside of the house looks like. This part of the home is, therefore, essential to shaping the first impression. Prepare the lawn by trimming it, weed the garden, prune bushes, and maintain the flowers. Clean the pathway too to make it appear well maintained.

Get Rid of Clutter

Too much clutter will make the house seem stuffed. It will also limit space, and clients do not get a clear depiction of the space available. When decluttering the house, rent out a storage unit for you to transfer extra furniture and personal items. It would be nice to organize a garage sale beforehand to profit from the unneeded items. Remove family photos and hangings on the walls too. Keep the storage shelves and closets organized and remove any extra items in them.


Eliminating bad odors will go a long way in giving the place some positive vibe. In case you have pets, remove the litter box. Use an air neutralizer to get rid of any musty smell. Maintain a nice smelling house by having some fresh flowers in vases or lighting some scented candles. Avoid cooking any odorous foods when people are coming to inspect the house.


Lighting plays an essential role in brightening up spaces. Open up windows for natural light and use table lamps in dim areas. Ambient lighting helps fill spaces to create a warm, welcoming ambiance. This way the house will look more inviting and cheery.

Remember these things to make your home selling preparation easier. Remember to manage clutter, odor and lighting before letting potential buyers inspect the house.