Administrator, Wednesday 27 May 2015 - 23:15:00

You can significantly influence the selling price of your property by preparing before putting it on the market. Here are some suggestions to improve a buyer's first impression of your home. Print this out and use it as a reference.


Remove clutter
Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners
Remove paint splash on floor and cabinets
Clean and polish door hardware and handrails
Clean wall switches and outlet covers
Clean and tidy basement and attic storage
Add plants and flowers throughout the house

House Exterior

Sealed driveway
Weed-free driveway and walkways
Healthy, weed-free, and trimmed lawn
Trees and shrubs trimmed
Wash front steps and porch
Check front doorbell and bell light
Clean or replace welcome mat
Repair and repaint fences and gates
Clean gutters and downspouts
Clean or repaint siding
Wash windows and screens
Clean shutters

Living, Family, Dining Rooms

Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim
Repair or replace damaged moulding
Clean and wax hardwood and vinyl floors
Shampoo carpet


Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim
Clean drapes and bedspread
Shampoo carpet
Clean out all closets
Clear all bedroom furniture
Put away all clothing


Paint or wallpaper using light colors
Scrub tile, bleach, and repair grout
Check to see that drawers/doors open easily
Clean floor
Clean out medicine cabinet
Seal around tubs and showers
Replace old toilet seats
Replace shower window curtains
Put out a set of color coordinated bath linens


Paint or wallpaper walls and ceiling with light color
Clean floor
Clean cabinets and appliances
Clean out refrigerator and wash interior
Empty dishwasher and clean around controls
Check operation of all appliances
Arrange and clean food storage areas
Clean out cabinets and drawers
Neatly display dishes in cabinets
Clear clutter from counter tops
Check to see that drawers/doors open easily
Wash or replace curtains


Check operation of appliances
Clean all appliances
Clean and organize laundry area
Provide adequate light to area


Check operation of wall sockets
Remove oil and grease from floor
Clean and organize storage
Maintain noisy garage door opener

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