Get Your Home Ready To Sell
Edge, mow and reseed sparse areas.
Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.
Reseal cracks on steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.
Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.
Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept.
Wash the windows inside and out.
Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.
Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.
Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.
Repair drippy faucets and shower-heads. Unclog slow drains.
Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax floors.
Clean out the fireplace and lay logs in it.
Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.
Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.
Re-nail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).
Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.
Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.
Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.