Get Your Home Ready To Sell
Selling your home can sometimes feel like an overwhelming process and you do not even know where to start. There are a number of little things that you can do to get your home ready to market that will make all the difference in the first impression buyers get when they view your listing. The following are items of regular home maintenance that can mostly be done at minimal cost to you but puts you ahead of a competing listing that has not taken the time to pay attention to detail and get the most return from you 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 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.
Some of these you probably already knew and I hope others will be helpful.. Thank you for stopping by and please sign up on my website for more tips and hints on how to navigate the real estate world!