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.