Prepare your home for Sale

We’ve provide suggestions below that will help prepare your home for successful showing. Invest in those areas where wear is visible or where the effort and expense will enhance the home’s appearance, thereby making it more appealing, sellable. By completing these items, this will also help reduce the repair requests that come back from the Buyer’s Home Inspection.

Prepare your home

EXTERIOR

Most buyers form their opinion between the car and your front door, so let’s begin outside.

ACHIEVE CURB APPEAL

  • Trim shrubs, hedges, trees and lawn
  • Rake up dead leaves and pick up dead tree limbs
  • Repaint or replace a worn mailbox
  • Repair and/or repaint the fence
  • Reseed worn patches in the lawn
  • Weed and feed the lawn and garden
  • Pick up all litter and trash
  • Pick up all garden tools
  • Pick up all toys

HOUSE EXTERIOR

  • Repair or repaint siding
  • Repaint or touch up trim along the side of the house
  • Check weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows
  • Apply a fresh coat of paint to a worn doorway
  • Repair a malfunctioning screen or storm door
  • Wash steps and railings
  • Replace a worn doormat
  • Put up new, easily recognizable house numbers
  • Spruce up the front door with potted plants
  • Remove old or dirty screens from windows
  • Wash all windows

HOUSE INTERIOR

  • Freshen interior paints and finishes
  • Make your home look well-kept and inviting
  • Make sure all appliances are in good working order
  • Replace appliances that are of older vintage
  • Check and repair deficient plumbing or electrical systems
  • Replace worn carpets
  • Clean floor coverings
  • Make sure caulk around sink, shower, tub and windows is in good condition
  • Replace any broken light fixtures
  • Make sure each room is well lit

ROOF AND CHIMNEY

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Repair or repaint gutters and downspouts
  • Check chimney flue and clean obstructions
  • Check flashing around vents, skylights and chimney for leaks
  • Check chimney for damaged chimney caps and loose or missing mortar
  • Install wire screens in roof ventilation areas
  • Check roof for leaks
  • Check roof shingles for sturdiness