HOME SELLING 101
PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR PEAK SHOWING CONDITION​
​ENSURE THAT YOUR PROPERTY SHOWS AT ITS VERY BEST!

Your house is being "interviewed" by the potential buyer. Use these tips to ensure that your home's best features are displayed.
   
 Curb Appeal  Bedrooms
- Keep grass mowed - Make beds and smooth bedspreads
- Weed flower beds and trim shrubs - Put away clothes and shoes
- Front door (painted not chipped) - Store any personal items (jewelry, bills, etc.)
- Remove cobwebs on front porch - Keep top of dresser cleaned off 
  - Try not to have excess items around sides of rooms. This makes rooms appear smaller and closed in. 
 Entering Home
- Keep entryway clear. Remove any shoes or accessories from walkway   - Clean out and organize closets and bathrooms
- Have a rug for buyers to wipe their feet on   
- Fill the house with pleasing scents, such as potpourri or air fresheners but keep keep as subtle as possible - nothing too overwhelming    Bathrooms
- Keep towels hung up 
  - Keep sink counters cleared of items - put excess items under sink 
 Kitchen  - Keep toilet bowl clean and lid down 
- Keep counter tops clear of clutter and items  - Showers, tubs and sinks are very important to buyers. Try to remove water stains and lime buildup 
- Keep all dishes washed and put away   
- Clean appliances   Laundry Room 
- Store food items out of site  - Keep appliances clean and cleared 
- Clean around faucet for rust and deposits  - Organize dirty laundry and keep out of sight as much as possible 
- Keep sink clean   
- We recommend the use of Old English on wood cabinets to diminish scratches and help them look new again  Exterior
- Porches, steps, balconies and patios should be uncluttered, swept and in good condition 
  - Gates, fences, sheds and other outer buildings should be cleaned, repaired and painted 
 Family Room / Living Room / Great Room - Clean and repair all gutter and downspouts 
- Keep coffee and end tables cleared off  - Keep toys and sports equipment picked up and put away 
- Remove excess furniture to make room look larger  - If you have a pool - keep it sparkling 
- Organize Clutter (toys, magazines, newspapers, etc.)   
   
 Dining Room Final Touches 
- Remove extensions from tables if not needed (room will appear larger)  - Clean carpets 
- Place seasonal centerpiece on table  - Keep trash can emptied 
  - Keep pet boxes clean and fresh 
  - Open blinds to let light in 
  - Turn lights on throughout the home for showings 

Don't forget to check out our Checklist of Money-Making Tips,
the Ultimate Guide for Preparing Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar.

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