PREPARE YOUR HOME’S INTERIOR

  • Clean house thoroughly
  •  Clear clutter from all rooms, including closets
  •  Wash windows
  •  Check window coverings – remove or clean as needed
  • Shampoo carpets as needed
  • Touch up interior paint as needed, use neutral colors if repainting
  • Refinish hardwood floors as needed 
  • Repair broken windows
  •  Repair plumbing leaks
  • Replace burned out lights

 

PREPARE YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR

  • Cut lawns, trim shrubs/trees as needed
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Clear walks and driveway of leaves
  • Clean out/organize garage
  • Touch up exterior paint as needed
  • Check roof condition - certify, repair or replace as needed
  • Clean up after pets daily

 

STAGE YOUR HOME

  • Follow recommendations of professional home stager
  • Remove excess furniture. Rent storage space if needed
  • Add or rearrange furniture and accent items
  • Plant colorful flowers in beds or pots

 

SHOWING YOUR HOME

  • Check interior and spot clean daily to assure it’s ready to show
  • Avoid cooking strong smelling foods
  • Use potpourri or bake something aromatic
  • Keep interior temperature comfortable with heating or air conditioning as needed
  • Open window coverings and turn on lights
  • Keep the television off
  • Provide soothing background sounds (fountains or soft music)
  • Keep pets outdoors
  • Leave house during showings and open houses
  • Never follow an agent around during a showing