Preparing your home for sale may seem like an intimidating task at first, but with a systematic approach, it can be done efficiently. We only have one chance of making a good first impression, so here is a checklist to help you identify what needs to be done.
Lawns and shrubs trimmed;
Driveway, walkways, and deck free of leaves and/or snow;
Front and garage doors freshly painted or cleaned;
Door hardware functioning properly;
House number visible from the street.
Boot tray and mat easily accessible;
Organize and de-personalize the living space;
Paint where needed, especially trim and hallways;
Thermostat should be set to ensure comfortable temperature;
Cracked or broken window panes and seals should be replaced or repaired;
Ensure all light bulbs are functioning;
Clean grout and seals in kitchen and bathrooms;
Repair any leaky taps and toilets;
Oil noisy door hinges;
Any items smaller than your hand should be packed away;
A thorough cleaning of your home should include windows inside and out, appliances inside and out, dusting of trim, crown mouldings, and light fixtures.
Fresh flowers and fruit to help create a warm feeling;
Ensure your home smells fresh by airing out the rooms (weather permitting);
Ensure your pet is out of the home or contained during showings. Bowls and litter boxes should be cleaned daily;
Ensure you have removed objects of sentimental or monetary value;
Toilets should be flushed and seats should be down;
Fresh hand towels in bathrooms;
When possible, turn lights on and open window treatments
If you need help preparing your home for sale, don’t hesitate to contact Dominique Milne.