FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT
-In summer, a well manicuried lawn and cleanly swept walks.
-In winter, snow and ice removed from walks and driaveway.
-Freshly painted front door and mailbox. Replace front door screen if necessary.
-Absence of clutter in yard and driveway.
-Trimmed trees and shrubs.
-Outdoor steps/deck repaired and painted.
CLEANING AND DECORATING SELLS
-Fresh paint wherever possible.
-Clean ventilating fans in kitchen and bath.
-Kitchen floors in like new condition.
-Absence of clutter on kitchen counter and through out house.
-Dripping faucet repaired.
-Clean towels in the bathroom.
-Loose knobs, sticking windows and doors repaired.
-Fireplace cleaned and filled with logs.
-Working light bulbs and switches, especially in basement and closets.
-Caulking in tub, showers and sinks in good repair.
-Excess furniture and clothing removed from house and stored elsewhere.
PREPARE FOR SHOWING
-Make your home as appealing as possible.
-Open draperies and blinds. Turn on lights.
-Turn off TV. Soft low playing music is pleasant.
-Remove dogs or cats(if possible) to the yard. Be careful of lingering animal odors.
-Remove dirty dishes and laundry.
-Make sure home is tidy.
-Home should smell clean but keep in mind that many people are sensitive to perfumes and chemicals.
-Never smoke in home when trying to sell. It greatly depreciates the value.