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Preparing your house to sell

Things to do.


Keep lawn neat and mowed. Replace dead plants, keep shrubs pruned

Be sure the entrance to your home is clean and inviting

Store hoses neatly and be sure sprinklers don't water the walkways

Keep driveways and steps clear of debris

If you have a pool, be sure it sparkles. Keep the patio area neat and the yard furniture in good repair

Repair any cracked or broken windows and be sure the faucets and sprinkler system are in good working order

Apply fresh paint where needed



Store all counter-top appliances in cabinets to make counter space look larger, clean counters well

Replace counter tile or grout where needed

Make room bright and attractive. Put up new curtains

Clean the oven

Clean the floor area

Be sure sinks are clean



Check caulking around tubs and showers

Display fresh towels, guest towels and soap

Freshen up with plants or flowers

Repair leaking faucets and replace tile and grout if necessary

Keep mirrors and all chrome shining

Replace or clean shower curtain

Clean the floor

Personal items should be put away



Vacuum garage floor and rafters

Remove all unnecessary items. Clean the floor and tidy the shelves

Repair cracks in the garage floor with ready-mix concrete



Keep all lights on and doors to main rooms open

Eliminate unpleasant odors

Be sure drapes are open and windows are clean inside and out

Place fresh flowers throughout

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