Prepare Your House for Sale

        Prepare Your House For Sale Checklist

Part 1: The Exterior of your Home

1. The Yard

[  ] Cut and Edge the Lawn.
[  ] Trim bushes & trees removing all dead limbs & debris.
[  ] Add fertilizer/greening agent to lawn & plants.
[  ] Remove all weeds from flowerbeds, rocks & cracks in concrete. (Use Weed-Be-Gone or similar product).
[  ] Install/Inspect decorative metal or stone borders between lawn & planting beds.
[  ] Clean up rock/mulch beds making sure the rock covers the ground Add more rock/mulch if needed.

2. Decks, Patios, Driveways, Porches, & Fences

[  ] Wash driveways & sidewalks.
[  ] Patch holes & cracks.
[  ] Remove stains.
[  ] Replace any broken areas.
[  ] Paint and/or stain fences & decks.
[  ] Arrange outdoor furniture & firewood neatly.
[  ] Put away all lawn equipment, bikes, & toys.

3. House

[  ] Inspect all exterior elements of home: gutters, downspouts, siding, windows sashes, trim, & shutters.  Clean, paint, and/or replace as needed.
[  ] Replace any broken windows, doors & screens. Make sure they all operate properly.
[  ] Clean windows & screens thoroughly. This helps brighten the home inside.
[  ] Roof: Inspect for missing/damaged shingles & flashing. Make any necessary repairs.
[  ] Clean & touch-up paint on the little things: House numbers, mailboxes, doorbells, etc.

4. Front Porch: Extra Attention Needed! This should be very welcoming.

[  ] Replace front door if damaged & cannot be repaired.
[  ] Paint door & trim.
[  ] Clean porch area.
[  ] Put out a new & clean doormat.
[  ] Install potted/ hanging plants if space permits.
[  ] Have a nice porch light. Repaint, clean, or replace. Install high wattage bulbs to make porch area brighter.

 

Part 2: The Interior of your Home coming next week...

 

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