Getting Your House Ready!

EXTERIOR

· Keep the grass freshly cut.

· Remove all yard clutter.

· Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.

· Paint the front door.

· Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds.

· Clean windows inside and out.

· Wash or paint home's exterior.

· Tighten and clean all door handles.

· Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached.

INTERIOR

· Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks (consider a temporary self-storage unit).

· Clean or paint walls and ceilings.

· Shampoo carpets.

· Clean and organize cabinets and closets.

· Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.

· Clean all light fixtures.

FOR SHOWINGS

· Turn on all the lights.

· Open drapes in the daytime.

· Keep pets secured outdoors.

· Play quiet background music.

· Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate).

· Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla.

 

Vacate the property while it is being shown!