Getting Your House Ready for the Market

EXTERIOR

  • Trim tree limbs and shrubs
  • Put down new mulch
  • Replace dead/dying plants
  • Repaint/replace mailbox  and apply new numbers
  • Mow/edge yard
  • Clean out garage and remove clutter
  • Clean or replace exterior light fixtures
  • Clean, repaint, or replace entry doors, storm doors, vinyl siding
  • Repair or replace damaged windows and screens
  • Install splash blocks and gutter extensions
  • Clean driveway, fill cracks, reseal as needed
  • Place colorful plants by front entry
  • Place new welcome mat by front door

INTERIOR

  • Clean out and organize all closets and cupboards
  • Clean any drapes or curtains
  • Replace damaged window blinds
  • Clean window blinds and windows
  • Replace rusted/broken register covers
  • Replace broken/cracked outlet covers
  • Wipe down all woodwork
  • Patch nail holes in walls as needed
  • Clean/polish kitchen sink and faucet 
  • Clean kitchen cabinet fronts and install new hardware 
  • Clear countertops by putting away appliances, accessories, etc.
  • Clean light fixtures and ceiling fan blades
  • Repair leaking faucets
  • Unclog slow drains
  • Replace air filters
  • Remove any attached/built-in items you intend to keep
  • Clean bathroom sinks, vanities, tubs, showers, toilets
  • Replace vanity hardware and towel rods 
  • Replace toilet seats
  • Re-caulk tubs, showers, sinks, and base of toilets
  • Hang new shower curtains

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