MAKE YOUR HOME SELL ITSELF


Pay attention to detail, first impressions count with buyers. You only have one chance and it starts with what often referred to as “curb appeal” .  This can increase your chances of getting quality offers quicker and top dollar for your home.

At the Front Door

  • Clean porch and foyer
  • Ensure doorbell works
  • Repair door or screen if necessary
  • Fresh paint or varnish front door
  • Repair door locks and key access

Exterior Appearance

  • Keep lawns cut
  • Trim hedges and shrubs
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Clear driveway and clean up oil spills
  • Clean out garage
  • Touch up paint
  • Add plants, flowers, or update landscaping

Maintenance

  • Repair leaking taps and toilets
  • Clean furnace and filters
  • Tighten doorknobs and latches
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Touch up paint
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Repair seals around tubs and basins
  • Replace defective light bulbs
  • Oil squeaking doors
  • Repair squeaking floorboards
  • Neutralize Walls – Paint colors should be neutral and inviting

Organize

  • Create space
  • Clear halls and stairs of clutter
  • Store surplus furniture
  • Clear kitchen counter and stovetop
  • Clear closets of unnecessary clothing
  • Remove empty boxes and containers

Squeaky Clean

  • Clean and freshen bathrooms
  • Clean fridge and stove (in and out)
  • Clean around heating vents
  • Clean washer and dryer
  • Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds

Create a Buying Mood

  • Turn on lights
  • Turn on air conditioner/heater
  • Open the drapes
  • Light the fireplace
  • Put Fresh Flowers Out
  • Remove Personal Items (family photos)