Preparing to Show Your Home

First impressions are lasting impressions. You will only have one chance to make a good impression. It is a must that you make sure the buyers looking at your home are left with the best possible impression.

The condition and showability and creating a WOW factor of your home will dramatically effect the marketability of your property and final sale price.

My services and recommendations can help you achieve this goal.

EXTERIOR

* House in good repair
* House number easy to read
* Eaves troughs, down spouts and soffits in good repair
* Garage/car port clean and tidy
* Litter picked up
* Cracked or broken window panes replaced
* Lawns and hedges cut and trimmed, garden weeded and edged
* Walks shoveled and salted
* Boot tray inside front door
* Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
* Porch and foyer clean and tidy and exterior is well lit

 

INTERIOR

* Chipped plaster and paint touched-up and replaced
* Doors and cupboards close and latch properly
* Leaky taps and toilets repaired
* Burned out light bulbs replaced
* Squeaky doors oiled
* Mirrors, fixtures, and taps cleaned and polished
* Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
* Floors cleaned, garbage containers empty
* Inside of closets and cupboards decluttered, neat and tidy
* Appliances cleaned
* Countertops neat and polished
* All lights turned on
* Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
* Fresh air in house
* Fireplace lit in cooler weather
* Halls and stairs cleaned
* Drapes opened during daylight
* Carpets freshly vacuumed
* Fresh flowers in various rooms
* Jewelry and valuables locked safely away or taken with you
* Valuable property, such as objects of art, vases and figurines out of reach, out of sight, or locked away
* Pets absent, where possible, or contained during the showing, and litter boxes clean