Inside & Outside
sure your home is clean.
broken or dangerous steps.
certain all doors open and are in working order.
new keys for all doors, safety devices, etc.
sure that all locks are in proper working order
What buyers see first!
A few tips for improving your home’s “curb appeal” include:
your house number visible; either alongside your front
door or on a mailbox—or both.
shrubbery and manicure lawns; weed-free and add to
flowerbeds. Rake leaves or debris.
house, garage and any fencing (or the trim of each
if you’re on a limited budget).
(sweep or shovel) the sidewalk, walkway and driveway.
Fill cracks or crevices.
shutters, gutters and downspouts.
a front door entry that is clean, painted and oiled
so it shines and swings open smoothly.
that window coverings are clean and not damaged.
sure outdoor lighting is working properly.
any large items from your home: put cars in garage
and park down the street, bicycles, basketball hoops,
garden hoses, etc. should be put away and out sight.
Once buyers are hooked!
A few tips for improving your home’s interior include
the sunshine. A brighter home is a more welcome home.
the house (carpets and draperies) and search for and
remove any hazards, e.g., throw rugs, extension cords,
a colorful floral arrangement(s) or new plants to brighten
up and give the home that “lived-in” feel.
burnt-out or dim light bulbs.
that all doors and windows operate freely and smoothly.
Search for dry rot, broken seals, dirt, etc. and make
sure screens are working.
the dishwasher and kitchen sink—and your trash.
new knobs and door handles on kitchen cabinets.
shower curtains and add matching towels (if within
toilet lids and add liquid toilet flush cleaner. Light
any necessary repairs.
pet odors—and the pets themselves during home
showings and open houses.
a plumbing and electrical systems check.
fireplace (and have one burning if weather calls for
heat in the home).