Preparing your Home for Selling

 

First impressions really count with home buyers. A small investment in time and effort can provide a BIG advantage when showing your home to prospective buyers. 

 

Here are some suggestions: 

 

  • Exterior in good repair; house numbers easy to read 

  • Eavestroughs, down spouts & soffits painted & in good repair 

  • Garage/carport clean and tidy 

  • Cracked or broken window panes replaced 

  • Lawns cut, raked, hedges/shrubs trimmed, gardens weeded and edged 

  • Leaves raked, walks swept, decks/patios cleared of leaves and debris 

  • Snow and ice cleared, walkways sanded or salted 

  • Doorbell works; door hardware in good repair 

  • Porch and foyer clean and tidy; stairs clear of clutter 

  • Cracked plaster repaired; chipped paint touched up 

  • Door knobs and cupboard latches

  • Furnace wiped down and cleaned 

  • Burned out light bulbs replaced; squeaky doors oiled  

  • Mirrors, fixtures and taps cleaned and polished  

  • Leaky taps and toilets repaired; seals in good repair 

  • Floors cleaned; waste containers emptied

  • Inside of cupboards, cabinets & closets clean and neat 

  • Towels clean and matching; clutter put away  

  • Appliances cleaned; small appliances put away  

  • Countertops cleaned and polished  

  • All lights turned on; drapes opened during daylight 

  • Air conditioner turned on in warm weather 

  • Fireplace lit in cooler weather 

  • Carpets freshly vacuumed 

  •  Documents and valuables locked safely away or removed

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Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract with a REALTOR®.