Organize your paperwork: Have a detailed list of all past repairs, updates and upgrades that have been made. Get Ready to De Clutter: Start with one closet and work your way through the entire home. Sort items to toss, keep, sell and donate. Clean: Wash down walls, spruce up paint, and give your home a thorough cleaning. Get an Inspection: Did you think inspections were only for buyers? Having a pre-sale inspection can mean identifying potential problem areas. Start Staging: You want to have your home clean and ready to show. This means having curb appeal with neat landscaping, fresh paint, and flowers. Rearrange your furniture and remove clutter and personal items.