Helpful Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Sellers

Outside:

ü  Keep yard mowed and flowerbeds looking nice while house is listed

ü  Add fresh mulch and colorful plants appropriate for the season

ü  Add pots of flowers

ü  Trim bushes and trees (mature trees need to be trimmed back enough to get a good view of the house)

ü  Wash (and/or paint if needed) exterior of house

ü  Clean out rain gutters

ü  Repair any loose shingles

ü  Wash Windows

ü  Caulk Windows

ü  Power Wash driveway, sidewalk, and patio

ü  Power wash (of bleach wash) fence and stain or paint

ü  Check for leaky faucets

ü  Clean pool and service pool equipment

ü  Check automatic sprinkler system to ensure it is working properly

ü  Water lawn, flowerbeds and foundation

 

Inside - General:

ü  Inspect and make necessary repairs to plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical systems

ü  Wash windows

ü  Dust and wipe down all woodwork, light switch plates, walls, ceiling fans, light fixtures,

ü  Clean carpets, tile, vinyl

ü  Make sure window furniture and coverings are all dust-free

ü  De-clutter any areas that look congested. Store extra items in boxes or plastic containers and put in storage or stack neatly in garage or attic

ü  Repair any obvious holes in wall, missing door stops, paint touch up, etc.

 

Kitchen (make it sparkle):

ü  Scrub appliances and vent hood

ü  De-clutter kitchen counters

ü  Wash down cabinet doors and countertops (polish stained wood cabinets)

ü  Scrub floor

Consider: Updating faucet

 

Bathrooms:

ü  De-clutter (use baskets to store items you normally keep out. Store in linen closet or under counters)

ü  Scrub toilet, counters, sink and tub

ü  Clean grout and Re-caulk tub

ü  Clean floors (or replace if needed)

ü  Replace worn out toilet hardware

ü  Repair dripping faucets

Consider:  Updating plumbing and lighting fixtures

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