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Getting Your Home Ready

Your front yard immediately reflects the inside condition of your house to the buyer.  Remember it's the 30 second rule: first impressions make lasting impressions; you don't want a buyer to drive up to the house only to keep on driving.

Lawns & Trees

  •    Lawn green and mowed
  •    Shrubs and trees trimmed
  •    All necessary weeding completed
  •    Edges trimmed
  •    Flowering plants to add color
  •    Fence in good repair
  •    Yard cleared of leaves and papers
  •    Fresh mulch for an attractive entryway

Garage & Driveway

  •    Garage is clean and tidy
  •    Uncluttered, throw out any junk
  •    Work bench clean and clutter free
  •    Garage door opens and closes properly
  •    Oil and rust stains removed from driveway

Pool & Spa

  •    Pool/Spa is clean, in good working condition, and recently serviced
  •    Good overall appearance

House

  •    Overall appearance
  •    House freshly painted
  •    Doors painted/stained
  •    Hardware works
  •    Walls free of cracks
  •    Bricks secured and undamaged
  •    Doorbell works
  •    New front doormat
  •    Exterior lights working
  •    Gates and fences painted and working
  •    Walkways are clean and free of clutter
  •    Trash cans are clean and out of sight
  •    Outside windows clean, caulked and working properly
  •    Gutters clear, clean and fastened
  •    Roof in good condition

You want the inside of your home to be just as inviting. The first impression is the key factor in selling your home.

Entryway

  •    Overall appearance
  •    Clean and uncluttered
  •    Excess furniture removed
  •    Light fixtures working and polished

Living Room & Dining Room

  •    Overall appearance
  •    Walls and ceiling freshly painted/clean
  •    Wood floors or carpet are clean and in good condition
  •    Curtains, drapes and windowsills are clean
  •    Doors are in good condition, hardware polished
  •    Room is free of clutter
  •    Excess furniture removed
  •    Fireplace is clean
  •    Lights and outlets are working and polished

Bedrooms

  •    Paint and wallpaper are fresh
  •    Walls and ceilings freshly painted/clean
  •    Wood floors or carpet are clean and in good condition
  •    Curtains, drapes and windowsills are clean
  •    Doors are in good condition, hardware polished
  •    Room is free of clutter
  •    Excess furniture removed
  •    Closets and dressers are tidy
  •    Lights and outlets are working and polished

Kitchen

  • Overall appearance
  • Ceilings, walls and floors are clean
  • Sinks clean and working without leaks or drips
  • Pantry, cupboards and drawers are clean and uncluttered
  • All appliances are clean inside and out/good working condition
  • Counters uncluttered

Bathrooms

  •    Paint and wallpaper look new
  •    Floors are clean and in good condition
  •    Sinks and tubs scrubbed
  •    Faucets are in good working condition with no leaks or drips
  •    Polish fixtures
  •    Tile is clean and un-cracked, caulking is in good repair
  •    All cabinets are cleaned out
  •    Toilet working. Seat clean and firmly fastened
  •    Hang bright, fresh towels

Laundry Room

  •    Overall appearance
  •    Washer/dryer are clean and empty
  •    Floors are clean and in good condition
  •    Clean out area behind washer/dryer

Heating/Cooling System

  •    Furnace cleaned and inspected
  •    Hot water heater is clean and in good condition