Getting A House Ready For Sale

    Before you put your home on the market you should consider the following:


  • fertilize, seed, cut lawn and clip shrubs and purchase fresh mulch
  • clean, wash, deodorize indoor carpets and floors; consider applying fresh paint to interior walls
  • thoroughly scrub inside of appliances
  • use accents (like fresh bath towels, decorative soaps, light air scents)
  • make sure all closets and cabinets are clean to the point of looking empty – they also will look larger
  • consider repairing/replacing damaged roof shingles
  • reseal asphalt driveway


  • plant new shrubs or trees
  • select vivid colors for new paint or carpeting – stay neutral
  • purchase new wallpaper or light fixtures; purchase new appliances
  • clutter shelf tops with personal photos, etc.
  • fill closets with items removed from the rooms
  • replace entire windows
  • pave a gravel drive
  • install new siding
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