Our experiences as REALTORS© have proven that taking time to prepare your home for sale makes for a shorter market time, with faster and more satisfying results.

Prior to Selling

  • Remove all clutter from yard
  • Cut and edge grass
  • Trim all hedges and weed all gardens
  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, windows, screens and front door
  • Repeat with side and or back doors
  • Clean rain gutters
  • Paint or wash garage doors and windows
  • Repair all leaks and dripping faucets
  • Replace burned out light bulbs
  • Repair faulty light switches
  • Remove all inside clutter
  • Oil hinges, tighten door knobs
  • Give home an overall cleaning

Prior to Showing

  • Turn on all inside lights, even during the daylight hours
  • During evening, turn on all outside lights
  • Turn on soft music
  • If possible, have house smelling good… cinnamon on stove, etc
  • Keep all pets in a separate area, change litter box often
  • Keep valuables, money, etc., in safe place and out of sight
  • Keep shades and draperies open
  • Open all doors inside the home (except closets)
  • Light a fire in the fireplace in the fall and winter months whenever possible