Planning to Sell?
If a home sale is in your near future, now is the time to start getting your property ready for the market.
Start with your front door/entry area. Paint or polish your door and hardware, clean off all of the old cob webs or mud-dobbers nests and prune your entry landscaping. Check around outside to see if painting is in order.
For the inside, clean out all of your closets, pantries, storage rooms and garage. Call one of the charitable organizations to pick up the “stuff” or rent a storage facility if you just can’t part with your “stuff”.
Have your windows cleaned; replace any that have condensation/milky look. Have your carpets shampooed. If they won’t come clean, consider replacement.
Eliminate any sources of odor – cigarette smoke, pet smells, or any musty/mildew smell. If it’s a problem, consider having your air conditioner ducts cleaned, replace old dog beds or move cat litter boxes.
Set out fresh flowers both in pots and in beds. Make sure all of the dead/frozen foliage is trimmed away.
Make sure all light bulbs are burning and change out your air conditioner filters.
A buyer wants a home that looks well maintained – the last thing they want is a home that looks like it needs maintenance or one that looks neglected. If you make the effort to spruce things up you will most likely be rewarded for your efforts.
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