The market today has more homes and higher prices. If you want your home to sell fast, and for top dollar, you need to do everything you can to make your home appear a cut above the rest. Buyers want to buy the home they’ve always dreamed of. They want shiny appliances, flowering walkways, glistening floors, and pristine design.Making everything look great can be costly, so it is important to prioritize some of these ideas to tackle what is needed most, and make improvements you can capitalize on. This list was compiled by some of the top design and real-estate pros in the area:Add power outlets with USB ports: This is not necessary in every outlet, but pick a few key areas such as kitchen and bedroom areas. This will impress young, tech-savvy buyers as well as professionals.Eliminate textures: Take care of acoustic popcorn-style ceilings and strong textured walls. They are outdated and do not appeal to most buyers. .Clean carpets and floors: The floor is the most important area to have professionally cleaned. Bad carpet is worth a thousand words and will turn off buyers immediately. Fresh cleaned carpet makes a home look and feel like new. In addition, a good carpet cleaning and wood floor waxing is relatively inexpensive when compared to the payoff.Maximize your space: There are several ways to maximize space without a complete construction crew. Expand your kitchen by adding mirrors, and bring in a rolling cart with pull-out shelves underneath and a wood top to serve as additional space and storage. Clean up everything, and organize all closets and shelving areas and clear out the garage, so prospects can see how much space they would have.Switch up the hardware: Doorknobs, levers, lightswitches, faucets, can all be relatively inexpensive, but can make a big difference. Again, you don’t have to change every doorknob in the house, but pick those areas that are the most noticeable. Replacements don’t have to be top of the line or expensive but they should look new and clean.Mow the lawn. Landscaping can add 7 to 15 percent to a home’s value. Mowing the grass, remove weeks and prune plants and trees. Add color through blooming annuals and perennial plants to give buyers a pretty patio rather than a project.Paint: Paint is a great way to improve the look and smell of a home. Paint inside and outside. Cover the exterior windows, doors, gutters, downspouts, and trim, then go inside and paint the home’s trim, doorways, and walls that are in need of freshening. Choose neutral colors that are comfortable and easy.Get the house inspected before it’s listed: It’ll cost you a couple hundred bucks, but it might be worth it if you have any questions about its condition. This will give buyer’s peace of mind as well knowing you have already gone the extra mile.