How to Prepare Your House For Sale


• Keep the lawn trimmed and edged.
• Weed and cultivate any other exterior plant areas.
• Trim shrubs and eliminate dead trees and branches.
• Pick up any debris, toys and lawn equipment, etc.
• Repair any fences/gates and give them a fresh coat of paint or stain if necessary.
• Make the exterior clean and attractive, including having the roof in good repair.
• Replace any cracked windows and torn screens.
• Make the entrance-way clean and inviting.
• Be sure the doorbell and/or door knocker works.
• Wash down the mailbox (if any), clean porch light(s) and sweep the porch.
• Be sure clothes are hung neatly and shoes and other objects are tidily arranged.
• Bathrooms should be sparkling clean with no stains or mildew.
• Repair the caulking in tubs and showers.
• If necessary, replace shower curtain and set out fresh towels.
• Bedrooms should appear neat with attractive spreads and curtains.
• Remove any clutter (including wall posters) from kids’ rooms.
• Use packing boxes to clean and organize storage and parking areas.
• The kitchen should be especially clean and all dishes should be put away.