25 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Home for Sale

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Are you thinking about selling your home? Thorough preparation is key to having your home appeal to potential buyers. Here's a checklist of 25 things you can do to prepare your home for sale.

1. Perform thorough yard maintenance.

2. Reseal any cracks in concrete areas or driveway.

3. Power-wash the exterior.

4. Clean and align gutters and downspouts.

5. Clean the chimney.

6. Remove any oil stains from the driveway and garage. Sweep walks and driveway.

7.  Wash windows, inside and out.

8. Thoroughly clean the interior.

9. Repair damage to all indoor surfaces.

10. Repair drippy faucets and showerheads.

11. Unclog slow drains.

12. Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum and wood floors.

13. Clean out the fireplace.

14. Mend torn screens.

15. Clean out window tracks.

16. Replace burned-out light bulbs.

17. Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

18. Clean all appliances.

19. Replace toilet seats and shower curtains.

20. Clear away all cobwebs.

21. Wash all light switches, handrails, and doorknobs.

22. Make sure the home smells good. Use air fresheners to add a pleasant fragrance.

23. Shampoo carpets. If they are stained, get rid of them or replace them.

24. Wipe down all kitchen cabinets and appliances.

25. Remove any limescale or water stains from faucets and fixtures.

For more help getting your home ready to sell, contact us! We're experts at preparing homes for a quick and profitable sale.