Common Sense Tips When Listing Your Home

Real Estate

The Competiton is Tough When Selling a Home - Are You Ready?

Exterior Sprucing Up:

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

l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

l Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

Hiring some Professionals saves you time and gets the job done right!

l Wash the windows inside and out.

l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

l Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.

Think of deferred maintenance items that might come up on inspection: 

 Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

l Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

Buyers overall want a clean, well kept home:

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.

If you're selling in a month or down the road; As a licensed realtor certified in Home Staging, I can help with the floor planning, furnishings to declutter and referring professionals to assist with the sale. Don't waste money and time on tasks that won't pay off, call me first!

Lynn

I'm here to help: Text/Call: 303-913-0166