Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Real Estate

Handy Tips on Getting Your Home Ready For Sale

  •  Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.
  •  Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.
  •  Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.
  •  Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.
  •  Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.
  •  Wash the windows inside and out.
  •  Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.
  •  Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.
  •  Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
  •  Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.
  •  Repair drippy faucets and shower heads. Unclog slow drains.
  •  Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.
  •  Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.
  •  Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.
  •  Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.
  •  Re-nail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
  •  Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).
  •  Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.
  •  Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.
  •  Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.