Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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How much do you want for your home? TOP DOLLAR?

Of course, we all want the most we can possibly get for our home. To get top dollar, we must start with good preparation and planning. Below is a list of items to evaluate and address, this will get your started on the preparation. For the planning portion, call me for a free, no-obligation consultation. Good preparation combined with the expertise and great service of your REALTORĀ® (That would be me!) will put you on the path to getting the most for your home.

Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery. Be sure foliage is not touching the house or hanging over the roof.

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, if too nasty paint garage floor. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of leaves and debris.

Wash the windows inside and out.

Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

Paint the walls and ceilings. Keep in mind that while you may love hot pink, every buyer is not going to be a fan! Keep it neutral for the most part.

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. Re-calk where missing or gross.

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.