Tips On Preparing Your Home For A Showing

Exterior Inspection:

  • Cut Grass & Pull Weeds
  • Stain or Paint Deck/Porch
  • Secure Railings on Deck/Porch
  • Clear Snow & Ice off Driveway in the Winter
  • Patch Holes on Driveway/Front Entrance
  • Repair Front Steps if necessary
  • Ensure Door Bell Rings
  • Wash Windows and Woodwork
  • Repair Peeled and Chipped Paint on Doors and Trim
  • Repair Cracked Windows & Broken Screens
  • Ensure Garage Remote Control Opener Works
  • Remove Clutter From Garage
  • Clean Garage Floors and Doors

Interior Inspection:

  • Clean & Wax All Floors
  • Clean All Rugs & Broadloom
  • Repaint/Clean Walls
  • Ensure Woodwork is Free of Scruffs
  • Wash All Windows
  • Curtains & Drapes Should Look Crisp & Clean
  • Get Rid of Clutter – Organize Rooms and Closets
  • All Faucets & Toilets Should Be Working Properly
  • All Drains Should Drain Easily
  • All Mechanics & Appliances Should Be In Good Working Order
  • Burned Out Lights Replaced
  • Squeaky Doors Oiled
  • No Leaks or Musty Odor in Basement
  • Clean Appliances
  • Clean & Polish Sinks, Taps & Countertops
  • Repair Broken or Loose Tiles
  • Clean or Replace Shower Curtains
  • Mirrors & Fixtures Should Be Cleaned & Polished
  • Towels Clean & Matching
  • All Garbage’s Emptied

Right Before Showing:

  • All Lights Turned On
  • Air Conditioner Turned On In Warmer Weather
  • Fireplace Lit In Cooler Weather
  • Drapes Opened During Daylight
  • Carpets Freshly vacuumed
  • Home Clean & Tidy

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