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Preparing Your Home for a Potential Buyer
25/01/2012

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    

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.

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