Get Your Home Ready To Sell
l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas. The First Impression starts as they potential buyer pulls up in front of your home.
l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.
l Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior and the Front Door. The goal is to look well maintained.
l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.
l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice. Stash away the Garbage Cans too.
l Wash the windows inside and out.
l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior. Wash out the bugs and dust from lighting fixtures.
l Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige and don't forget the trim.
l Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
l Replace damaged windowpanes, 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 in it.
l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.
l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.
These are just some of the tips to get your home show ready. I am happy to meet with you and go through your home with you to evaluate your specific needs.
l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).
l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.
l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.
l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.