Exterior

The condition of your home’s exterior is most important when it comes to buyer appeal.

- House number should be easy to read

- Lights on timers to ensure house is lit up after sunset

- Eaves troughs, and down spouts in good repair

- Garage/car port clean and tidy

- Litter picked up

- Cracked or broken window panes replaced

- Doorbell and door hardware in good repair

- Touch up trim paint on doors, window frames, fascia, etc.

- Mow, edge and weed the lawn frequently until the home is sold.

- Overgrown shrubbery should be cut back to show as much of the exterior as possible.

- A low-cost investment in seasonal flowers or ground cover will add a personal touch.

- Inspect the roof for necessary repairs and any visible broken shingles or tiles.

- Stucco water stains can be repaired using a mild bleaching agent.

- Fences should be mended and painted.

- Wash all windows inside and outside.

Interior

Warm and welcoming!

- Lights should be on and drapes should be left open during daylight

- A/C or Heat set at a comfortable temperature

- Fresh flowers/plants in various rooms

- Chipped plaster and paint touched up and repaired

- Doors and cupboards properly closed

- Leaky taps and toilets repaired

- Burned out light bulbs replaced

- Squeaky doors oiled

- Mirrors, fixtures, and taps cleaned and polished

- Seals around tubs and basins in good repair

- Floors cleaned, garbage containers emptied

- Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy

- Valuable property, out of reach, out of sight, or locked away

- Pets absent, where possible, or contained during showings

- All torn screens should be repaired or replaced.

- Avoid repainting the entire house unless current colors are very loud or offbeat.

- White or light pastels are the easiest to work with and they make your rooms look larger.

- Fireplace lit in cooler weather

- Air conditioner turned on in warm weather

- Countertops neat and polished

- Appliances cleaned

- Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy

Quick Tips courtesy of the Regional MLS.