Here we’ve included some information to help during the sale of your home.
The condition of your home’s exterior is most important when it comes to buyer appeal.
- House number should be easy to read
- Lights on timers to ensure house is lit up after sunset
- Eaves troughs, and down spouts in good repair
- Garage/car port clean and tidy
- Litter picked up
- Cracked or broken window panes replaced
- Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
- Touch up trim paint on doors, window frames, fascia, etc.
- Mow, edge and weed the lawn frequently until the home is sold.
- Overgrown shrubbery should be cut back to show as much of the exterior as possible.
- A low-cost investment in seasonal flowers or ground cover will add a personal touch.
- Inspect the roof for necessary repairs and any visible broken shingles or tiles.
- Stucco water stains can be repaired using a mild bleaching agent.
- Fences should be mended and painted.
- Wash all windows inside and outside.
Warm and welcoming!
- Lights should be on and drapes should be left open during daylight
- Heat set at a comfortable temperature
- Fresh flowers/plants in various rooms
- Chipped plaster and paint touched up and repaired
- Doors and cupboards properly closed
- Leaky taps and toilets repaired
- Burned out light bulbs replaced
- Squeaky doors oiled
- Mirrors, fixtures, and taps cleaned and polished
- Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
- Floors cleaned, garbage containers emptied
- Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy
- Valuable property, out of reach, out of sight, or locked away
- Pets absent, where possible, or contained during showings
- All torn screens should be repaired or replaced.
- Avoid repainting the entire house unless current colors are very loud or offbeat.
- White or light pastels are the easiest to work with and they make your rooms look larger.
- Fireplace lit in cooler weather
- Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
- Countertops neat and polished
- Appliances cleaned