7 Essential Steps to Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Here's how to boost your home’s sale price and attract buyers in the digital age.

A couple stands outside of their house with a for sale sign
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You don't need to embark on a lengthy renovation to sell your home. Smaller investments can bolster your windfall just as effectively. With most Americans scouting properties first from a laptop or smartphone, "pictures are key," says Jay Bell, co-founder of Virtually Staging Properties in Doraville, Ga. Even before the pandemic, 70% of house hunters toured the inside of a home online, according to a 2019 report from the National Association of Realtors.

To lure buyers and maximize your home's sales price, real estate experts have these seven tips, including a new way to stage a space in the digital age.

Senior Retirement Editor, Kiplinger.com

Jackie Stewart is the senior retirement editor for Kiplinger.com and the senior editor for Kiplinger's Retirement Report.