Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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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.