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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