Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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To Do List:Get Your Home Ready To Sell

l         Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

l         Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

l          Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

l          Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

l         Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

l         Wash the windows inside and out.

l         Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

l         Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.

l         Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

l         Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

l         Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

l         Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

l          Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

l         Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

l         Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

l         Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l         Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

l         Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

l        Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l        Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.