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.