Get Your Home Ready To Sell For Top Dollar!

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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.