Today’s market is attractive to buyers and sellers alike.

The real estate squeeze is leaving some buyers on the sidelines as home prices reach record highs.

If you’re getting ready to list your home, here are some things you can do to maximize the sale even more.

Repair and tweak

Because the home-buying process could require inspections, homeowners can get ahead of the process by making any necessary repairs.

Take this a step further and address minor concerns too. Your close attention to detail will make your home shine brighter than the rest, ensuring a very quick sale.

Create separate space and storage

With so many people working from home, additional optimized space and storage areas will be very appealing.

Each area in the home should have a distinct purpose without any distractions. Clearly defined boundaries will separate the spaces inside your home for the better.

A large open room, for instance, can be sectioned off with a divider to provide distinct space for difference purposes.

Adding a pantry, closet organization and other storage space will also be a welcome sight.

Transform free space into office

If there’s room, add an office space or gym. These two irresistible rooms are exactly what a lot of home buyers are looking for these days.

As more people work from home and as more companies look toward a future with more remote work, an office space or gym are quickly making their way onto the wish lists of many buyers.

Enhance outdoor space

A minor landscape project or an exterior paint refresh can enhance and transform any outdoor space.

Adding a firepit, applying fresh mulch, planting flowers or adding a pop of color will instantly increase the home’s appeal.

As more people spend more time a home, they’ll welcome an opportunity to escape outdoors.

Upgrade kitchen and laundry area

It’s a simple fact that people are using their kitchens and doing chores a little more these days.

These spaces, especially the laundry room, can be neglected when it’s time to showcase your home.

So take some time to modernize the laundry room and make it look as clean as possible for optimal appeal.

Kitchens are a little more expensive to upgrade. But simple things like painting cabinets, installing a backsplash or putting in new fixtures will give the kitchen a really nice refresh.