Clean Home And Landscape

Selling Tips

Preparing Your Home For Sale

  • Keep the lawn trimmed and edged.
  • Weed, cultivate and mulch flower gardens.
  • Trim shrubs and eliminate dead trees and branches.
  • Pick up any debris, toys and lawn equipment.
  • Repair any fences and gates and give them a fresh coat of paint or stain if necessary.
  • Have the exterior clean and attractive, the roof in good repair, and the gutters and downspouts in good condition.
  • Replace any cracked windows and torn screens.
  • Make the entrance-way clean and inviting, be sure the doorbell works.
  • Wash down the mailbox and porch light, sweep the porch.
  • Be sure clothes are hung neatly and shoes and other objects are tidily arranged.
  • Bathrooms should be sparkling clean with no stains or mildew.
  • Repair the caulking in tubs and showers.
  • Replace shower curtain and set out fresh towels.
  • Bedrooms should appear neat with attractive spreads and curtains.
  • Remove any clutter (including wall posters) from kids’ rooms.
  • Use packing boxes to clean and organize the basement, attic and garage.
  • The kitchen should be especially clean and dishes put away.

Seller’s Homework

  • Extra Key
  • Average Utility Bills (past 12 months)
  • Seller’s Property Disclosure
  • Mortgage Information – 1st mortgage, home equity
  •  Home Owner Association Information
  •  List of recent improvements or additions
  • Warranties currently in effect (ex: appliances)
  • List personal property remaining with the home
  • Survey and/or appraisal, if available, & copies of recent inspections, if any – termite, mechanical, structural, water, septic

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