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Preparing Your Property For Sale

 
 
"we never get a second chance at a first impression"
 

Fully preparing your home for sale can make a considerable difference in the time it takes to sell it. You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements, some of which are suggested below:
 

Landscape 

  • Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants
  • Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape
  • Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.

Exterior

  • Check that house numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting are all in good condition.
  • Touch up with fresh paint as needed.
  • Clean or paint your front door - remember first impressions last the longest!
  • Pressure wash spray with a garden hose the exterior of your house to remove dust and cob webs and give the paint a fresh look.
  • Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage.
  • Repair loose trim, drain pipes, and fencing.
  • Clean stains and window screens.
  • Increase wattage of light bulbs and recessed lighting to brighten each room.

Garage

  • Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.
  • Clean the garage floor.
  • Increase wattage of light bulbs.

Overall

  • Apply fresh paint as needed. Think about brightening your interior with neutral-toned paint.
  • Clean draperies and carpets.
  • Replace burned out light bulbs.
  • Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle.

Kitchen

  • Sinks, appliances and counter tops should sparkle; remove any clutter.
  • Wax the floor.
  • Clean the oven range and other appliances.
  • Clean tile and grout; replace if necessary.

Bathrooms

  • Clean mirrors, glass, chrome and porcelain surfaces.
  • Replace shower curtain if necessary.
  • Fix any faucet drips or leaks.
  • Clean grout and caulking; replace if necessary.

Closets

  • Doors and drawers should open and close easily.
  • Remove clutter; tidy up shelves and racks.
  • Clothes should be neatly arranged.

Mechanical

  • Check the basics around the house. It takes just a minute to check all doors, windows and cabinets to make sure they don't stick, squeak or are too loose.
  • Clean your furnace and water heater so buyers know they are looking at a house that has been well maintained.

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. We have plenty of information and resources available to you. Please note that your information is for our eyes only and no information is revealed to anyone without your permission. If you are a return visitor, thank you. We would love to hear from you and tell you how we can serve all of your real estate needs.

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