Preparing Your Home For Market



Your homes value is more than what a calculator on a generic site can tell you.

Let the professionals with Marcia Murray & Associates comprehensively determine your homes value based on the region, market conditions, and the condition of your home.

If you set your price too high, your home may sit on the market forever. If you set it too low, you risk cheating yourself out of thousands of dollars. And while anyone can run the numbers for you, the real magic happens when you pair those numbers with real world context and local market expertise.

Thats exactly what our agents are here to do. 


Comparable Market Analysis

Not only will we run the report, we’ll show you what it means.


Research the Competition

Get insight into other homes in your neighborhood as well as details about your own home.


Estimate the value of your home

Unlike other real estate tools, ours gives you real-time market data, including active and sold property details. More information means more intelligent pricing, and ultimately, confidence youre getting a fair price for your home.



Not planning on giving away all that hard earned equity but demand full service marketing and your top selling price? We are the broker for you!!


For over 18 Years, the Agents at Marcia Murray & Associates Realty have been specializing in the Capital Region and Saratoga County saving each home owner thousands of dollars in commissions while providing Premier Full Service marketing.


This includes:

  • Professional photography & Virtual Tours 
  • Marketing both online and Open Houses
  • Providing the most up to date accurate information from pricing your home to negotiating the purchase contract.
  • Preparing your home for sale
  • Inspection negotiations



We Have Done this Thousands of times !!!

We have the experience from 1031 Tax exchanges to first time Home buyers.

Let’s talk about your home ownership goals.

We are never too busy for your call. Call us today at 518 925-7115.

Checklist to Consider


1. Consider your curb appeal

Make sure the first thing prospective buyers see of your home entices them to want to see more. Yes, for better or worse, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. By investing some effort in relatively easy fixes like planting colorful flowers and repainting your front door, the outside of your house can beckon them to come on in.


2. Declutter living areas

Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your house ready to show, 

Do a clean sweep  of counters, windowsills, tables, and all other visible areas, and then tackle behind closed doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards—since virtually nothing is off-limits for curious buyers. And if the house is overflowing with stuff, they might worry that the house won’t have ample space for their own belongings.

Take the excess and donate or pack it up for a storage space. The bonus to taking care of this now is that it’s one less chore you’ll have to do when it’s actually time to move.


3. Depersonalize your space

The next step on your declutter list? You want to remove any distractions so the buyers can visualize themselves and their family living in the property.

This includes personal items and family photos, as well as bold artwork and furniture that might make your home less appealing to the general public. The goal is to create a blank canvas on which house hunters can project their own visions of living there, and loving it.


4. Repaint walls to neutral tones

You might love that orange accent wall, but if it’s your potential buyer’s least favorite color, that is a problem.

“You’re pretty safe with a neutral color because it’s rare that someone hates it, but the other benefit is that a light color allows [buyers] to envision what the walls would look like with the color of their choice,” he points out.


5. Touch up any scuff marks

Even if you’re not doing a full-on repainting project, pay special attention to scrubbing and then touching up baseboards, walls, and doors to make the house sparkle and look cared-for.


6. Fix any loose handles

A small thing, sure, but you’d be surprised by the negative effect a loose handle or missing light bulb can have on a buyer,. “It can make them stop and think, ‘What else is broken here?’”


7. Add some plants

Green is good, because plants create a more welcoming environment. You might also want to consider a bouquet of flowers or bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter or dining table.


8. Conduct a smell test

Foul odors, even slight ones, can be a deal breaker, and the problem is that you might not even notice them.We recommend inviting an unbiased third party in to try to detect any pet smells or lingering odors from your kitchen.

If the smells are pervasive, you might need to do some deep cleaning, because many buyers are on to your “masking techniques” such as candles or plug-in room deodorizers.


9. Clean, clean, clean

And then clean some more. You want your property to look spotless. Take special care with the bathroom, making sure the tile, counters, shower, and floors shine.


10. Hide valuables

From art to jewelry, make sure that your treasures are out of sight, either locked up or stored offsite, recommends Kronkite.


11. Consider staging

Does your house scream 1985? Nothing invigorates a house like some new furnishings or even just a perfectly chosen mirror. The key is getting your home staged by a professional. Home staggers will evaluate the current condition and belongings in your house and determine what elements might raise the bar. They might recommend you buy or rent some items, or they might just reorganize your knickknacks and bookshelves in a whole new (that is, better) way.

Selling your Home for the Highest Price is what we do Best!!

It begins with Marketing & Exposure & more importantly the right Pricing!!

We would love to work for you…..We are Results Driven & We will bring you Results Every Time !!!

Call us # 518 925-7115