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Home Selling Tips

Before selling your home, here are some tips for you to consider that can make your home sell faster and for more money.

On the Outside:

  • Keep lawn mowed and trimmed
  • Sweep debris off sidewalks and driveways. Pull weeds growing in between the cracks.
  • Paint the house or touch-up where necessary.
  • Plant flowers
  • Keep trees and shrubs neatly trimmed.
  • Wash the siding on the house.
  • Clean windows and replace any broken or cracked window panes.
  • Replace any broken or missing shingles on the roof. If shingles on the roof are old and deteriorated and need replacing, consider having this done before showing the house.
  • Repair or replace damaged or broken gutters and downspouts.
  • Keep the garage clean and tidy.
  • Clean up any oil stains from the car.
  • Hang tools on the walls or store them away in tools boxes or drawers.
  • Store bikes, toys, and yard equipment out of sight.
 

On the Inside:

  • Clean sinks, tub and shower stalls. Remove any stains.
  • Clean closets and clear off counter tops of unnecessary clutter.
  • Scrub floors
  • Clean carpets. Consider replacing badly worn or damage carpets.
  • Clean windows and mirrors.
  • Shake out area rugs. Replace worn or tattered looking rugs.
  • Fix or replace loose or broken door and cabinet handles.
  • Fix or replace leaky facets.
  • Replace broken tiles in bathroom and kitchen areas.
  • Paint walls if necessary. Neutral colors like white, beige, or gray are recommended colors.
  • Empty all trash receptacles and wash them out if they smell.
  • Clean drapes and window treatments.
  • Place fresh flowers or potpourri around the house.
  • Open windows shades and curtains to let the light come in. Adds warmth and makes the home look cheery.
  • Invite a friend over to walk through the house as if they were a buyer. Have them give their opinion on how the house looks and feels. Make changes as they suggest.