Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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Get Your Home Ready To Sell


- Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

- Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

- Remove oil stains from the driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

- Wash the windows inside and out.

- Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

- Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.

- Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

- Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

- Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

- Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

- Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

- Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

- Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

- Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

- Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

- Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

- Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

- Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.