Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate

Get Your Home Ready To Sell

l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.  Add some color at the front door with potted plants.

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

l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney - inside and out.

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

l Wash the windows inside and out.  Windows that sparkle let the sun shine in!

l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.  It will be worth every penny.

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

l Replace damaged windowpanes, and sand and repaint peeling paint on moldings and woodwork.

l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs or candles in it.

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

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

l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking door hinges.

l Clean all appliances inside and out (especially refrigerator. microwave and oven).

l Replace old toilet seats. Invest in a new shower curtain and matching towels.

l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.