Seller Advice

Fully preparing your home for sale can make a considerable difference in the time it takes to sell it. You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements, some of which are suggested below.

OUTDOORS KITCHEN
Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants. Sinks, appliances, and counter tops should sparkle; remove any clutter.
Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape. Clean the oven, range, and other appliances.
Clean or paint your front door – remember first impressions last the longest! Clean tile and grout; replace if necessary.
Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.
EXTERIOR BATHROOMS
Check that house numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting are all in good condition. Clean mirrors, glass, chrome, and porcelain surfaces.
Touch up with fresh paint as needed. Replace shower curtain if necessary.
Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage. Fix any faucet drips or leaks.
Repair loose trim, drain pipes, and fencing. Clean grout and caulking; replace if necessary.
Clean stains and window screens.
GARAGE CLOSETS
Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves. Doors and drawers should open and close easily.
Clean the floor. Remove clutter; tidy up shelves and racks.
Shoes and clothes should be neatly arranged.
LIVING AREAS OVERALL
Apply fresh paint as needed… think about brightening your interiors with neutral-toned paint. ✓✓✓ Check the basics around the house. It takes just a minute to check all doors, windows and cabinets to make sure they don’t stick, squeak or are too loose.
Clean carpets. ✓✓✓ Clean your furnace and water heater so buyers know they are looking at a house that has been well maintained.
Replace burnt out light bulbs.
Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle.
Clean window coverings.
Replace damaged window blinds