Make Sure Your Home Is Exciting!

You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.

Most buyers are looking for homes that are well cared for and bright. Generally, clean and spiffy!

Checklist For Faster Sales

Lawns and yard
Remove clutter, cut grass, edge walks, trim hedges, weed gardens
Front of house
Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, screens and/or front door
Other exterior
Repair, paint or wash side or back door, gutters, and windows
Garage
Straighten up, paint, fix and wash doors and windows
Plumbing
Repair dripping faucets, leaky toilets
Heating/cooling
Clean exterior of unit and replace or clean any filters
Lights
Replace all burned out bulbs and broken or faulty switches
Halls and Stairs
Remove any clutter to give a wider appearance
Hardware
Oil hinges, tighten door knobs and faucets
General condition
Dust, wash, paint, fix defects as required
Consider feeling of spaciousness
store all unneeded items to "enlarge" living space

These Items Are Critical

Kitchen
Stove, refrigerator, and sink should be spotless, with all work space clear
Bathrooms
Neat, spotless and fresh. Repair any cracked caulking
Closets
Untidy or over-crowded closets suggest inadequate storage space

How To Help Me

  • Pets and people can keep buyers from feeling at ease while they look through a home. For showings, please step out of the house if possible
  • Tell your Agent which rooms benefit from sunshine and/or cool breezes
  • Tell your Agent what you enjoy about the house, the yard, and the location
  • Turn on all lights prior to any showings
  • Open the drapes during the day, and close them at night
  • Strong cooking or smoking odors can ruin a sale. Make sure your home is fresh for showing
  • Small signs for highlighting the "special features" of your home will make sure buyers see all the benefits. Your Agent will appreciate any suggestions
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