Remember the 60-second rule: that's all the time you have to create a good first impression! Is it a place screeming, "You Got to See Me" or Honey, step on the gas!
Walk around the interior and exterior and make a "To Do" list. Break it down into small pieces and tackle a little bit at a time. Assign projects to each family member and check them off the list as completed.
Try keeping the lawn mowed., Trim trees and shrubs. Pick up tools, garbage cans, hoses, toys, and store them. Straighten and clean the gutters and downspouts. Replace broken or missing ones.Clean all windows and mend torn screens. Painting your house helps improve curb appeal more than any other fix-up! If you decide against painting the entire house, consider painting the front door, window frames and shutters.Repair broken steps and walkways. You don't want to be paying out medical bills for accidents.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Every room should be spotlessly clean, dusted and uncluttered. Steam clean the carpets and wax the floors. Wash the walls, windows and light fixtures. Keep the cat litter changed!!! Tighten loose stair railings and clean all woodwork. Take anything you're not using to a storage building or donate it to charity. In the event that you feel tired just reading this, go ahead and call a professional. Ask your real estate agent to recommend a cleaning service.
Use bright light bulbs throughout the house. Clean the ceiling fan blades. Fill the house with a pleasant aroma, Too much will make allergy suffers run out the door. Go light.
Patch cracks and nail holes in the walls and repaint walls in neutral colors. Lubricate any sticking or squeaking doors. Open all curtains, and replace them if they are getting old. Rearrange or remove furniture to make your rooms look more spacious. While all this seems overwhelming, you'll laugh all the way to the bank. Your efforts will help get the home sold in the least amount of time for the most money.May your home sell quickly so you can move on with your future plans. If those plans includes a move to Georgia, give me a call!
If you are trying to sell your house the best advise I can give you is when showing the home make sure all the lights are on. Make sure the home is not cluttered. Have the bathrooms picked up and smelling clean. Have all the bed made. And most important step out side and let your agent show the home or allow the buyer's agent tour the home.. 99% of Buyers don't like viewing homes when the family is in the property. Give the buyer's space to tour the home with watching them open the pantry and closets..
Best of luck.
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