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.
l Wash the windows inside and out.
l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.
l Paint the walls and ceilings a light color.
l Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
l Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.
l Repair leaky faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.
l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.
l To keep pests away have the property sprayed regularly, either professionally, or with a trusted product from your local home improvement store.
l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks. If screens are missing, make sure you replace them.
l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.
l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
l Clean all appliances (refrigerator, microwave and oven).
l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.
l Make sure all systems such as furnace and air conditioning are working properly. If not, it would show up at the home inspection, and this could delay the closing of your home.
l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.