Home Appearance Checklist
home is a TEAM effort! I also need your help to get you the most money for
your home, within the shortest period of time, without problems.
First Impressions Count
In the summer, a well manicured lawn and cleanly
- Please remember to edge along the
- Snow and ice removed from walks and
painted front door and mailbox -- Replace front door screen if necessary
- Yard and
driveway free of clutter.
trees and shrubs.
outdoor steps repaired.
Cleaning and Decorating Sells
The following tips help bring a higher selling
paint wherever possible.
ventilating fans in the kitchen and bath.
floor in like new condition.
- Absence of
clutter on kitchen counters.
towels in the kitchen and bathroom.
knobs, warped drawers and sticking windows/doors repaired.
cleaned and filled with logs.
light bulbs and switches -- especially in basements and closets.
- Caulking in
tubs and showers in good repair.
furniture removed and stored elsewhere.
clothing removed from closets and stored elsewhere.
Prepare For Showing
your home as appealing as possible.
draperies and curtains and turn on all lights (darkness depresses and makes
rooms seem small)
television sets. Turn on the stereo; playing some soft, low-keyed music is
Put cats or
dogs in the yard.
flowers whenever possible make a good impression (if it's winter, display a
picture of your yard in full bloom).
volunteer to answer unasked questions ("This is a family neighborhood" really
DOES turn off some buyers).
beds when possible.
Try to stay
in one area of the house when it's being shown (Your presence, or your
children's, will make the buyer uncomfortable, and he/she will miss noting the
fine features of your home).
Realtor® who is showing your home answer any questions or objections.