Selling Tips

Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

"First impressions count and you will never get a second chance to make a first impression." 

Use these tips to help prepare your home for showing... 

"Love at first site..." 

  • Plant flowers, weed and edge gardens 
  • Mow lawn and trim hedges and shrubs 
  • Clean driveway and sidewalks of dirt, leaves or snow 
  • Water the lawn extensively, well in advance of selling 
  • Remove old lawn ornaments, toys and play sets 
  • Clean and repair rain gutters and siding 
  • Touch up exterior paint 
  • Clean out garage 
  • Pick up any litter 

"This place looks neat & tidy" 

  • Clean all counter tops 
  • De-clutter all heavy traffic areas 
  • Store surplus furniture to reduce feeling crowded 
  • Put seasonal clothing into storage 
  • Clear stairs of clutter 
  • Make all closets neat & tidy (and only half-full, even if this means moving items to other storage areas) 

"Cleanliness is a virtue" 

  • Make mirrors glitter and appliances sparkle 
  • Wash and polish all floors
  • Clean and freshen bathrooms 
  • Clean/shampoo all carpets 
  • Clean all windows, walls, doors and trim 

" Over 22 years of real estate experience! "