Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate

How to get your home ready to sell.  Don't wait until Spring.  Now is the best time.....less inventory means less competition.

l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.  Add pine straw where needed.

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.

l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney and fireplace.  If woodburning, add logs to the fireplace

l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept.

l Wash the windows inside and out.

l Hire a cleaning service to deep clean the interior.

l Paint the walls and ceilings a neutral color, light grey, white, or beige.

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 shower heads. Unclog slow drains.

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and clean all floors.

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

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

l Re-nail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven, and microwave).

l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

Clean out closets and organize them.  Remove Clutter and minimize the number of family photos, etc.  

Add some plants or flowers to the front porch to welcome potential buyers.

Once you have done all that.  Ask someone to take a look and make suggestions.  Then listen to what they said.

You want your home presented in the best possible manner when people walk through the door.  Happy Selling!!