Preparing Your House For Sale

             Buying a Home
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Home Valuation
General Maintenance Curb Appeal
  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Tighten doorknobs
  • Replace burned out lights
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Touch up chipped paint
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Repair leaking taps and toilets
  • Each wall switch must do something


  • Cut lawns
  • Trim shrubs and lawns
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Pick up any litter
  • Clear walk and driveway of leaves
  • Repair gutters and eaves
  • Touch up exterior paint
  • Paint or stain front door
Spic and Span The Buying Atmosphere
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Clean washer, dryer, and tubs
  • Clean furnace
  • Clean fridge and stove
  • Clean and freshen bathrooms
  • Smoking inside can stop your sale
  • Clean and wash dining room light
  • Be absent during showings
  • Turn on all lights
  • Light fireplace
  • Pick up any litter
  • Open drapes in the day time
  • Play quiet background music
  • Keep pets outdoors
  • If a door sticks, fix it


The First Impression The Spacious Look
  • Clean and tidy entrance
  • Functional doorbell
  • Polish door hardware
  • Remove excessive wall pictures
  • Scatter rugs on hardwood only
  • Remove all nick-knacks
  • Don't use garage for storage


  • Clear stairs and halls
  • Store excess furniture
  • Clear counters-Remove everything
  • Make closets neat and tidy (50%)
  • Remove all clutter
  • Store Excessive Toys
  • Dress your house to sell
  • Open Shower Curtain