Make Sure Your Home Is Ready To Sell!

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Make Sure And Get Your Home Ready To Sell:

l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed or resod sparse areas.

l Trim hedges, clean weed from lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

l Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior, then paint.

l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney (I know most of us don't have one in South Florida).

l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of pebbles.

l Wash the windows inside and out.

l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

l Paint the walls and ceilings; preferably off white or beige.

l Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

l Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings, shutters and woodwork.

l Repair or replace drippy faucets and shower-heads. Unclog slow drains.

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax wood floors and keep floor tiles clean.

l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it, so it looks used.

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks so they slide easily.

l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs, preferable daylight white .

l Renail or screw down creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator, stove and oven).

l Replace old worn toilet seats and shower curtains.

l Clear all cobwebs from corners, ceiling and doorways.

l Wipe down all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.