Comey and Shepher Realtors City Office

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

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Exterior

  • Mow the lawn and trim the trees and shrubs away from the house. Rake leaves, shovel snow, and remove dead plants and shrubs.
  • Put tools, garbage cans, hoses, toys, etc. neatly in the garage.
  • Clean windows and front door. Paint if needed.
  • Seal or resurface driveway.

Interior

  • Use brighter light bulbs throughout home.
  • Clean woodwork, carpeting, and windows.
  • Clear window ledges.
  • Paint walls a light, neutral color if necessary.

Living Room

  • Remove extra furniture that may make the room look cluttered.
  • Clear away magazines, books, and unnecessary objects.
  • Add lamps if room is dark.

Kitchen

  • Thoroughly clean oven and refrigerator.
  • Repair squeaks, drips, or binds in drawers.
  • Clean all appliances inside and out.
  • Wax / Polish floor.
  • Remove magnets and pictures from refrigerator.
  • Clean countertops.

Family Room

  • Clean fireplace.
  • Consider replacing to neutral carpeting.
  • Remove warn furnishings.

Bathrooms

  • Put things away! Make every bathroom look like a guest bathroom.
  • Make sure all fixtures are immaculate.
  • Fix leaky faucets and plumbing.
  • Caulk and grout tile. Bleach discolored grout.

Bedrooms

  • Furnish simply.
  • Pack away off-season clothes to make closets appear roomy.
  • Remove posters, clothes, and clutter.
  • Patch and paint walls if necessary.
  • Open curtains and shades.

Garage

  • The perfect garage contains only cars! Clean and throw away unnecessary items.
  • Clean and seal cement floor.
  • Clean and organize shelves.