Here's a thorough checklist to help you move around and through your property. If I can help you find professionals to assist in these tasks, contact me. I have worked with great people who can help.
Get Your Home Ready To Sell
[ ] 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 showerheads. 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.
[ ] Renail 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.