Get Your Home Ready To Sell Now

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Get Your Home Ready To Sell Now

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.

l Wash the windows inside and out.

l Be sure to clean the interior like a professional would, or hire one.

l Paint the walls and ceilings so they are fresh and crisp looking.

l 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.

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and shine vinyl and wood floors.

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

l Replace and fix torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Keep all blinds and shutters open.

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.

Remember, a home that shows like model fresh will sell faster and for a higher dollar amount!