Before You Sell -- Tips to help you try to sell your home faster and for more money:     



Mow and water the lawn.

Trim trees and plant flowers.

Store all bikes, toys and equipment out of sight.

Paint or touch-up the outside of the house.

Put potted flowers in the front.


Get rid of unnecessary furniture.

Clean closets and clear off countertops.

Scrub all tile floors.

Clean all carpets.

Clean all windows and mirrors.

Clean stains in all sinks and tubs.


Fix leaky faucets.

Replace missing door or cabinet handles.

Fix or replace broken appliances.

Replace broken tiles in bathroom or kitchen.

Paint if necessary.

Discuss major repairs with your Sales

Freshen Up

Stop smoking in the house.

Bathe pets and clean out litter boxes.

Empty all trash, recycle bins, etc.

Dry-clean drapes and shampoo carpets.

Use baking soda boxes in smell-prone areas.

Place flowers, potpourri or air fresheners
around the house.

Ask a "buyer"

Invite a friend to walk through your home like a buyer would. Get their opinion on whether or not it's inviting, clean and well-maintained. Make any changes they suggest.