Before you sell

Before you sell
Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Faster and For More Money

  • Mow and water the lawn.
  • Trim trees and plant flowers.
  • Store all bikes, toys, and equipment out of sight.
  • Paint or touch-up the outside of the house.
  • Put potted flowers in the front.
  • Get rid of unnecessary furniture.
  • Clean closets and clear off countertops.
  • Scrub all tile floors.
  • Clean all carpets.
  • Clean all windows and mirrors.
  • Clean stains in all sinks and tubs.
  • Fix leaky faucets.
  • Replace missing door or cabinet handles.
  • Fix or replace broken appliances.
  • Replace broken tiles in the bathroom or kitchen.
  • Paint if necessary.
  • Discuss major repairs with your Sales Associate.
Freshen Up:
  • Stop smoking in the house.
  • Bathe pets and clean out litter boxes.
  • Empty all trash, recycle bins, etc.
  • Dry-clean drapes and shampoo carpets.
  • Use baking soda boxes in smell-prone areas.
  • Place flowers, potpourri, or air fresheners around the house.
Ask a "Buyer"
  • Invite a friend to walk through your home as a buyer would. Get their opinion on whether or not it's inviting, clean and well-maintained. Make any changes they suggest.
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