Making some preparations prior to listing your home can make a big difference in time that it takes to get it sold and the amount of money you will take home at closing.

Here are some great tips to help you get your home sold quicker.

Interior Maintenance

Remove as much clutter as possible, if nesessary hire a professional company to do a deep clean.  When buyers walk through a home that has been deep cleaned they get a sense of pride from the Sellers.  This will also help them feel like the home has been cared for.

  • Vacuum Carpets and have them professional cleaned by the "Deep Steam Method"
  • Replace old worn out carpet, us an area rug where needed
  • Repair any dings or holes in the walls and apply a fresh coat of paint.
  • Wash curtains and draperies as well as window blinds.
  • Lubricate Window slides and make sure doors close smoothly and quietly
  • Clean ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Buyers will open your closets and cabinets so make sure they are clean and well organized
  • Clean cobwebs out of corners. 

​Kitchens & Bathrooms

Overall, kitchens and bathrooms should be spotless.  These two rooms alone can sometimes sell a home.  Cabinets should be neat and organized.  Neutralize any odors and clean all mold and mildew.

  • Clean all appliances inside and out
  • ​Replace all light bulbs, make sure they match if they are visible
  • ​Deodorize disposal, dishwasher, & refrigerator
  • Repair or replace leaky faucets
  • ​Test all electrical outlets
  • ​Unclutter Kitchen counters and cabinets
  • Clean shower doors or replace curtain
  • ​Put out fresh towels on towel racks
  • Remove soap residue and lime deposits from sink, shower and bathtub
  • ​Clean caulked edges to remove any mold or remove and replace with new caulk
  • ​Make sure toilet flushes properly and does not continue to run.

Create Atmosphere

  • ​Turn on all lights, open drapes and blinds
  • ​Light candles & put out fresh flowers or bake something that smells good
  • Play quiet background music
  • Be absent during showings & keep pets locked up 
  • Turn on Air Conditioner or Heater