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PREPARING FOR THE SALE CLEANING TIPS

Here are some tips to prepare your home for the market:

INTERIOR

  • Kitchen and bathrooms need to be clean so they gleam.
  • Keep hardwood floors, carpets, all types of flooring clean.
  • Wash windows, inside and out.
  • Wash and/or paint interior walls.
  • Clean appliances-inside and out.
  • Keep fireplace area neat.
  • Tighten door knobs, window fittings and other hardware.
  • Unclutter. Store excess furniture and minimize chaos.
  • Clean out closets and cabinets-create an illusion of space.
  • Repair/replace leaky faucets and fixtures.
  • Caulk around tubs and showers.
  • Shampoo carpets.
  • Eliminate animal, cigarette and other offensive odors.
  • Replace dark or dated wallpaper or paint, using neutral colors.
  • Clean out garage and attic.
  • Make beds and wash dishes everyday.
  • Let the sun shine in!!

EXTERIOR

  • Clean and brighten front door and porch.
  • Power wash or paint exterior as necessary.
  • Repair/repaint gutters and downspouts.
  • Replace old, tarnished numbers & hardware with shiny new ones.
  • Make sure outside patio, deck, lawn furniture, gas grills are in good repair and neat.
  • Repair/replace roofing material if necessary.

THE YARD AND GROUNDS

  • Keep the lawn cut and trimmed.
  • Trim and shape shrubs.
  • Mulch flower beds.
  • Plant bright, seasonal flowers.
  • Water and keep it green.
  • Keep the area free from trash and clutter.
  • Keep drives and walks swept.
  • Pick up toys, tools, bicycles, etc.
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