Presenting Your Home to Buyers

Outside Your Home

  1. Cut, edge and fertilize lawn for lush, finished appearance
  2. Trim shrubbery and remove low lying tree limbs
  3. Hose off exterior wood, trim, porches, decks and patios
  4. Replace downed gutters and downspouts and remove debris
  5. Repaint blistered or chipping gutters and trim
  6. Repair or replace torn and missing screens
  7. Repaint or restain front door for solid first impression

Inside Your Home

  1. Kitchen, bathrooms, floors and woodwork are the key.
  2. Paint only rooms that really look fingerprinted or worn
  3. Have carpeting and window treatments cleaned
  4. Fix dripping faucets (perhaps only a washer is needed)
  5. Replace old caulking around tubs (its just a tube & putty knife)
  6. Spray lubricant on squeaking doors, windows & cabinets
  7. If doors stick or folding doors are off track repair them
  8. Deodorize, Deodorize, Deodorize
  9. Store out-of-season clothes and other clutter out of sight (not in closets).   Boxes and other items in garage and basement should be stacked neatly against walls to show maximum space
  10. Storage is a concern for any prospective buyer.   Crowded or cluttered closets and other storage areas may accentuate a storage problem.   Clean and organize these areas
  11. Vacuum garage, basement floor and rafters
  12. Put away kitchen counter appliances to show maximum space
  13. Replace burned out light bulbs and turn on lights for showings
  14. Clean windows and open shades to let light in

Remember that while you have grown accustomed to your home's issues and glitches, potential buyers may find them unacceptable and cumulatively they may be too much for them to wish to deal with.  
Fix them!



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