Getting Your Property Ready to Sell

When you put your property on the market the objective is to achieve the highest possible price within your desired time frame.  Nothing is more important to a potential buyer then that first impression.  

Painting:  This is at the top of the list.  Examine interior and exterior walls as well as trim, gutters, downspouts, etc.  If you do decide to paint select neutral colors or ask your realtor for suggestions.

Landscaping:  Trim landscaping.  Inspect trees for any dead branches and remove.  Do a "mow and blow" on your lawn.  Remove any weeds and/or debris.  Store all outside yard equipment and toys inside.

Sprinkler System:  Inspect all heads and make sure they are in working order

Fence:  Repair where necessary and paint or stain if needed

Garage:  Open and close garage door to make sure in good working order.  If needed, remove or reorganized garage items.

Driveway:  Check for grease spots.  When showing the home it is best not to have your car in the driveway

Patio:  Clean patio and patio furniture.

Pool:  (if applicable).  Make sure pool is sparkling clean and chemicals and equipment stored away

Front Entrance:  Make sure it is clean and inviting.  Check doorbell to see if it is functioning

Heating and Air Conditioning:  Install new filters if needed in intake vents

Carpet, Tile, Flooring:  Make sure any type of flooring is clean and sparkling.  Steam clean carpets before showing.  Repair or replace any flooring with cracks or holes.

Windows:  Make sure windows are clean and sparkling

Kitchen:  The center of the home needs to be clean, bright and cheerful.  Make sure all appliance surfaces are clean and sparkling.  Remove any unused items from counters, check knobs, organize drawers.

Bathrooms:  Clean mirrors, shower doors, tub caulking and flooring.