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HOME PREPARATION
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CHECKLIST CLEAN EVERYTHING A clean home speaks volumes to buyers It says the home is well cared for and in good repair It shows a pride in ownership and that puts the buyers at ease A messy or dirty home puts buyers on alert and they will tend to look for every flaw and reason to offer les ID: 541455 Download Presentation

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HOME PREPARATION

CHECKLIST

CLEAN EVERYTHING

A clean home speaks volumes to buyers. It says the home is well cared for and in good repair. It shows a pride in ownership and that puts the buyers at ease. A messy or dirty home puts buyers on alert, and they will tend to look for every flaw and reason to offer less or nothing at all.

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FIX ANYTHING BROKEN

And if it can’t be fixed, replace or eliminate altogether. Fix plumbing leaks, electrical systems, light switches & plates, window screens, doors that squeak, slider doors and screens that stick, windows that don’t open, seal gaps around windows and kitchen & bath grout.

FRESHEN WITH PAINT

Paint is the most economical improvement you can make. It is often a better solution than deep cleaning and it makes a room seem new. P{aint in neutral colors like off-white or egg shell will help brighten a room, and make it appear to be a lot larger than it is.

Repair leaky Faucets

Clean around outdoor trash cans and service areas

Roll up garden hoses

Remove cobwebs in corners, light fixtures, front door

Paint or varnish the Front door

Polish door hardware, replace rusty front door handles

Test doorbell and knocker.

Clean oil stains from friveway and garage floor

Patch holes and cracks in driveway.

Clean the garage floor and clear of loose articles

Replace or clean house numbers

New Welcome Mats are always a wise investment

Repair | Replace | Paint any damaged area

Trim

Wood Siding

Rain Gutters

Shutters

Doors

Window Frames

Window Glazing

Screens

Fences & Gates

Hardware

Outdoor Lighting

Landscaping | Hardscape | Softscape

Mow & edge lawn on a regular basis

Feed & aerate lawn

Seed or patch bare spots in lawn

Water regularly

Remove and replace dead and dying plants

Prune overgrown shrubbery

Cut back or prune vegetation that covers window views

Add support stakes to sagging trees and shrubs

Eliminate visible weeds

Trim around walls—fences—trees

Repair or remove damaged fences

Repair or remove damaged trellises

Repair or remove damaged fountains/ water features

Repair or remove damaged gazebos

Repair or remove damaged planters

Replace broken stepping stones

Check automatic times & replace backup battery

Adjust sprinkler heads & repair any broken/leaky heads

Cover up unsightly views with fences or shrubs

Clean & Wash: Windows

Clean & Wash: Screens

Clean & Wash: Siding

Clean & Wash: AC unit

Clean & Wash: Pool equipment

Clean & Wash: Outdoor Kitchens / Bar-B-Q

Clean & Wash: Decking

Clean & Wash: Eaves & Front Entry

Replace Light Bulbs: Porch Lights

Replace Light Bulbs: Garage / Carport

Replace Light Bulbs: Exterior Lighting

Paint inside closets, if needed

Keep closets clean and clutter free

Pack up or remove unnecessary items

Repair sliding doors

Lubricate door channels if needed

Ideal look: half empty & highly organized! (group colors)

Doors & frames

Windows

Light switches

Baseboards

Chair rails

Curtains & Draperies

Sliding glass doors : do they glide smoothly?

Ceiling fans and light fixtures

Cobwebs in corners and around curtain rods

Open up curtains to brighten rooms

Fix scratches in wood floors and furniture

Replace cracked, chipped, or broken flooring

Use area rugs in appropriate areas

Clean carpet or remove/replace stained or worn ones

Keeps trash cans empty

Make up all beds—all the time

Keep food and dishes out of sight

Clean appliances — remove fingerprints

Clean range hoods, screens, & light bulbs

Clean ovens & stoves

Clean areas behind appliances

Keep floor clean

Dust all light fixtures & replace burned out bulbs

Test electrical outlets - do they all work?

Repair faucets—remove any sink stains

Deodorize garbage disposal, refrigerator, & dishwasher

Replace shelf paper in cabinets

Organize drawers and cabinets

Clean out under sink area

Shine mirrors

Clean wastebaskets & empty daily

Remove non-essentials from cabinets

Towel racks are for fluffy clean towels

Lubricate any shower door channels

Clean shower doors—pay attention to corners

Remove soap residue from holders and tile

Eliminate mildew or mold on tub/sink/shower

Bleach out stains on sinks—tubs—toilets

Replace stained/moldy shower curtains & linings

Clean grout

Caulk around tub and shower if needed

Clean exhaust fan / replace if noisy or broken

Tighten rocking toilets or seats

Replace mechanism in running toilets

Laundry: Clean behind washer & dryer

Laundry: eliminate odors like mildew

Laundry: keep appliance tops free of clutter

Vacuum

Replace filter

Vacuum and wash air instake vent

Remove items stored around units

Set thermostat to run extra cool in summer

Clean fireplace & screens

Bright is best—use 100 watt light bulbs

Clean floor—keep clutter free

Eliminate cobwebs

Adjust garage doors—check springs and rails

Paint wood doors, if needed

Be open to showings every day

Prepare a long list of every feature in your home

Clean around outdoor trash cans and service areas

Remember: extra effort brings faster sales, more money

OUTSIDE THE HOUSE

INSIDE THE HOUSE

Your Closets will be seen!!!

IN ALL ROOMS:

clam, pay attention to:

IN THE KITCHEN

Fluff pillows, straighten bedspreads

BATHROOMS

must be clean!

UTILITY AREAS

HEATING & AC UNITS

GARAGE | CARPORT | STORAGE SHEDS

FINISHING UP

CLEAN

REPAIR

PAINT

Hang up tools & garden equipment when possible

Remove oil and old paint stains from garage floor

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