Many people will view your home, now that it is on the market. Here are a few things you can do to help your home and property look it’s absolute best!
· Keep lawn trimmed and shrubs/bushes groomed.
· Store trash cans and recycling bins in garage or rear of house.
· A banner/flag is a low cost way to make a house look like home.
· Flowers add color and charm to a doorstep or porch. Ready-made pots are relatively inexpensive and look great at an entranceway.
· Keep all toys, sports equipment and bicycles orderly and in one spot
· Remove snow and ice from walkways and steps.
· Clean the front door, whether glass and/or painted.
· Repair any damage to fencing or posts.
· Remember: your home should scream Welcome!!!
· Replace dim light bulbs and make sure fixtures are clean.
· Keep windows clean and coverings open.
· Have carpets shampooed.
· Brighten interiors with a fresh coat of paint.
· Organize closets (yes, people will look).
· Organize attic, basement and garage. Provide clear walking areas.
· Clean the fireplace, and place fresh logs within.
Kitchens and Baths:
· Thoroughly clean sink, oven, stovetop, refrigerator and floors.
· Remove all unnecessary items and appliances from countertops.
· Remove all pictures, magnets and clippings from front of refrigerator.
· Keep all cabinets and closets neat and orderly.
· Make repairs to appliances. Repair any leaky faucets.
· Polish bathtubs, toilets, showers, sinks and mirrors. Gleam!!!
· Check and repair caulking around bathtubs, showers, sinks and tile.
Food for thought:
· Curb appeal is very important. If someone doesn’t like what they see when they drive by to look at the outside, they won’t call to see the inside.
· Try to view your home through buyer’s eyes. You may see a collection, they may see clutter. The more items or groups of items in a room or area of a room, the smaller the room becomes.
· If life is too hectic to accomplish even the most basic tasks like lawn care or housework, consider hiring someone to do it for you. It can pay off in the long run!