How to Prepare Your Catalina Foothills Home for Sale

How to Prepare Your Catalina Foothills Home for Sale

  • Long Realty
  • 06/23/22

First impressions are critical when selling anything — be it a car, a fancy piece of technology, or a service, and it’s no different with real estate! You want the house to look immaculate so potential buyers can envision themselves living in the house comfortably.

Here you will find a few critical steps to prepare your Catalina Foothills home to go up for sale and some recommended steps by your real estate agent. Your agent will best let you know if these investments will have a favorable ROI (return on investment).

A deep cleaning

Deep cleaning is a must for any piece of real estate going up for sale. This can be done by the homeowner or by a company specializing in this type of service. After having lived in a house for a long time, many hidden areas become dirty, but a deep cleaning can pinpoint these tough spots and give new life to the property. It is incredible how a good carpet cleaning, for example, can make the space seem much more welcoming and warm.

A coat of paint

Although it is only a superficial change to the home, a new coat of paint can bring a major wow factor to the space, making it shine and seem brand new, so don’t underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint!

Although it may seem like a good idea to choose paint colors yourself, it is best to consult with your real estate agent to determine the fashionable colors of the moment. By consulting with your real estate agent, you will decide what colors will attract potential homebuyers.


Basic repairs are a must, even if it is something that you have put up with for a long time while living in the house. This might just be a squeaky or difficult-to-close door in the house. These types of things will be unnoticed as being “fixed” by the new buyers, but they will without a doubt be noticed as faulty or broken if left unattended for potential homebuyers to find.

 These are called “local” repairs or small-scale fixes that need to be corrected. “Global” repairs are significant repairs such as a new roof or flooring throughout the house. Once again, your agent will know which repairs will give you the best ROI. Most importantly, talk to your agent about your Catalina Foothills homes and Catalina Foothills real estate before you hire any contractors for work. Your real estate agent will be an incredible resource for recommending various vendors.

Exterior appearance

Besides painting, it is a great idea to make the outside environment of the home extraordinary so that the literal first impression on seeing the house will be impressive. Power washing the walkways and driveway will give the home an immaculate appearance that will segway into the interior space very well. Landscaping is another great way to spruce up the exterior of the property. One of the relatively inexpensive upgrades that can make a big difference to the exterior is the fixtures such as door locks and door handles. This is likely the first tactile experience buyers will have with your home, so it is best to have something impressive. Installing smart locks and a security system can be a significant bonus for today’s homebuyers.


Now we get into upgrades that are seen more as luxuries rather than the bare minimum of preparation. Technology is working its way into houses more and more, especially in higher-end homes. Being able to control your home with your smartphone is becoming more common. These smartphone technology upgrades can be accessed while in or away from home, making them very attractive. For example, you can turn on the AC in the house fifteen minutes before you arrive to be the ideal temperature when you walk in the door.

The most important step

By far, the most crucial step when selling your home is to recruit the assistance of a real estate agent that will be familiar with Catalina Foothills homes and Catalina Foothills real estate. They will be able to advise you on how to get the best ROI and how to prepare your home for the quickest sale at the highest price. If you are ready to sell your home, contact Daniel Sotelo at Long Realty for assistance. Already worked with Daniel? Check out his Google Business profile and leave him a review!

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