Tips to help get your home ready to sell

Look around your neighborhood: Keep all projects to the scale and proportion of other homes in your area. Even if you’re not ready to sell, don’t go overboard with big projects—you may not recoup all the costs when you sell.

When you are ready to begin prep work, see what the competition is doing: Go to www.realestateyahoo.com/homevalues to help gauge how much to spend on further minor renovations. See what staged homes are selling for and stay just under that bar.