Preparing Your Home
The Six-Week Plan
The first impression (curb appeal) is vital. Your lawn should be trimmed, walkways swept, the front door clean with a doorbell that works.
Decorating For A Quicker Sale
A minor investment in paint and wallpaper will pay you dividends in the form of a better price and quicker sale.
Let The Sun Shine In
Open the drapes and curtains. Clean the windows so that a prospect can see how bright and cheerful your house is. Dark and dreary rooms do not appeal to most home-buying prospects.
Don't Be A Drip
Fix leaky faucets. Dripping water suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing (major repair bills). Discolored, rust-stained sinks are also warning signs; they should be properly cleaned and sparkling.
Little Things Mean A Lot
Loose doorknobs or cabinet pulls, sticking doors and drawers, wobble hinges, stuck windows - all are negative factors. Take a few minutes to check and repair all these seemingly minor flaws.
Keep stairways and corridors clear. Clutter is unattractive and causes accidents.
Top To Bottom
Let prospects see the full value of your closets, attic, garage, and basement by removing junk and cartons. Rent a short-term storage space if necessary.
Bathrooms And Kitchens Sell Homes
Make them both sparkle. Clean stained sinks and bowls, repair any damaged or discolored caulking around counters, bathtubs, and showers.