Get a Professional Home Inspection

Most buyers will have a professional home inspection done anyway, but if you do it ahead of time, then you can take care of any necessary repairs even before it goes onto the market.

Depending on your area, and what kind of home you have, this will probably cost between $200 and $400 to have done, but it can be well worth the effort.

If you're not certain who to hire, ask your real estate agent, and he or she will be able to recommend several quality inspectors.

The Art of Plain White

It's true; color is very popular when it comes to walls. However, there is a problem; you and your buyer may not have the same taste in what colors are best on walls.

Paint is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to give your home a fresh new look, and if you're going to put in the effort, you may as well do it right. Before selling, you'll want to stick to neutrals.

White, beige, and cream may seem pretty boring, but despite this fact, they are the best for creating an easier sale.

Remember also that white reflects the most light out of any color, and therefore it will make the rooms appear the largest.