Getting 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, remove dead or nearly dead plants and trees.
A fresh layer of bark in the flower beds will help the yard pop.
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 neutral color palette
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 wax linoleum or wood floors.
De-clutter all closets, pantry, and any built-in cabinets
l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.
l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks. Clean all windows inside and outside.
l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs. Replace all CFL bulbs.
l Renail 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.
Clean out debris from window wells.
Organize the garage.
Have the HVAC system serviced professionally if it hasn't been done in the last 12 months
Fill Water Softener Salt