Seller Advice

Seller Advice
Fully preparing your home for sale can make a considerable difference in the time it takes to sell it. You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements, some of which are suggested below.

Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants
Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape
Clean or paint your front door – remember first impressions last the longest!
Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter

Check that house numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting are all in good condition
Touch up with fresh paint as needed
Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage
Repair loose trim, drain pipes, and fencing
Clean stains and window screens

Living Areas
Apply fresh paint as needed… think about brightening your interiors with neutral-toned paint
Clean carpets
Replace burnt out light bulbs
Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle
Clean window coverings
Replace damaged window blinds

Sinks, appliances, and countertops should sparkle; remove any clutter
Clean the oven, range, and other appliances
Clean tile and grout; replace if necessary

Clean mirrors, glass, chrome, and porcelain surfaces
Replace shower curtain if necessary
Fix any faucet drips or leaks
Clean grout and caulking; replace if necessary

Doors and drawers should open and close easily
Remove clutter; tidy up shelves and racks
Shoes and clothes should be neatly arranged

Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves
Clean the floor

Check the basics around the house. It takes just a minute to check all doors, windows, and cabinets to make sure they don’t stick, squeak or are too loose
Clean your furnace and water heater so buyers know they are looking at a house that has been well maintained