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.
⇒ Re-nail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
⇒ Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).
⇒ Replace Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.
⇒ Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.
⇒ Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.