Fully preparing your home for sale can make a substantial difference in the offers you'll get and the time it takes to sell your house. You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making the necessary repairs and improvements, many of which are suggested here.

 

Outdoors

Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants.
Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape.
Clean or paint your front door - remember first impressions last the longest!
Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.


Exterior

Check that house numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting that all are in good condition.
Touch up with fresh paint as needed.
Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage.
Repair loose trim, drain pipes, and fencing.
Clean stains and window screens.


Garage

Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.
Clean the floor.


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Apply fresh paint as needed... think about brightening your interiors with neutral-toned paint.
Clean carpets.
Replace burnt out light bulbs.
Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle.
Clean window coverings.
Replace damaged window blinds.

Kitchen

Sinks, appliances, and counter tops should sparkle; remove any clutter.
Clean the oven, range, and other appliances.
Clean tile and grout; replace if necessary.


Bathrooms

Clean mirrors, glass, chrome, and porcelain surfaces.
Replace shower curtain if necessary.
Fix any faucet drips or leaks.
Clean grout and caulking; replace if necessary.

Closets

Doors and drawers should open and close easily.
Remove clutter; tidy up shelves and racks.
Shoes and clothes should be neatly arranged.


Overall

Check the basics around the house. It takes just a minute to check all doors, windows and cabinets to make sure they don't stick, squeak or are too loose.

Clean your furnace and water heater so buyers know they are looking at a house that has been well maintained.

Call us to set up an appointment to assure you are on the right track..

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