Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate

Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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

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.

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

l - Wash the windows inside and out.

l - Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

l - Paint the walls and ceilings off 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 showerheads. Unclog slow drains. Soak showerheads in vinegar to remove hard-water stains

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

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

l - Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

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

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

l - Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

l - Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

l - Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l - Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.