Preparing to Show Your Home

First impressions are lasting impressions. You will want to make sure that buyers looking at your home are left with the best possible impression. I can help you achieve that goal.

Exterior

  • House exterior in good repair
  • House number easy to read
  • Eaves troughs, down spouts and soffits in good repair
  • Garage/carport clean and tidy
  • Litter picked up
  • Cracked or broken window panes replaced
  • Lawns and hedges cut and trimmed, garden weeded and edged
  • Walks shoveled and salted
  • Boot tray inside front door
  • Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
  • Porch and foyer clean and tidy

Interior

  • 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
  • Appliances cleaned
  • Countertops neat and polished
  • All lights turned on
  • Air conditioner turned on (in warm weather)
  • Fresh air in house
  • Fireplace lit/furnace on (in cooler weather)
  • Halls and stairs cleaned
  • Drapes opened during daylight
  • Carpets freshly vacuumed
  • Fresh flowers in various rooms
  • Jewelry and valuables locked safely away or taken with you
  • Valuable property (such as objects of art, vases and figurines) out of reach, out of sight or locked away
  • Pets absent, where possible, or contained during the showing, and litter boxes cleaned

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