Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate

Get Your Home Ready To Sell

You get only one shot at a first impression. 

Impressions happen when a buyer is driving by your home, goes on to the internet for a home for sale.

- Depending on the time of year, Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

- Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

- Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

- Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

-Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

- Wash the windows inside and out.

- Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

- Paint the walls and ceilings off neutral color ask the agent or consultant what is the new nuetral.

- Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

-Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

- Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

- Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors. I recommend professional carpet cleaning

- Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

- Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

- Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

- Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

- Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven). ( professional cleaning company will usually include this)

- Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains. Make sure you get a new shower liner sometimes we forget how nasty they get

- Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways. (some pest control companies offer this as a regular service)

- Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.