Ready, Set, Sell.....Get your home prepared!

Selling

It's important to consult with your REALTOR® for specific areas in your home that may need addressing, but you can't go wrong if you start with this list,  AND your agent will LOVE you!! 

- Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

- Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

- Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

- Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

- Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

- Wash the windows inside and out.

- Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

- Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.

- Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

- Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

- Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

- Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

- Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

- Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

- Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

- Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

- Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

- Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

- Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

- Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs