Preparing Your Home for Sale

With buyers, first impressions count. A small investment in time and money will give your home an edge over other listings in the area when the time comes to show it to prospective buyers and their agents.

Remember, 70% of property sales occur in the Summer months before next ski season.  If you know where your lot corners stakes are you might want to make them apparent as that is one of the most commonly asked questions.

Here are some suggestions that will help you to get top market value:

General Maintenance
Curb Appeal
Oil Squeaky Doors   Cut lawns
Tighten doorknobs   Trim shrubs
Replace burned out lights   Weed yard
Clean and repair windows   Pick up any litter
Touch up chipped paint and marked walls   Clear walk and driveway 
Repair cracked plaster   Repair gutters and eaves
Repair leaking faucets and toilets   Touch up exterior paint
Spic and Span
The Buying Atmosphere
Shampoo carpets   Be absent during showings
Clean washer, dryer and tubs   Turn on all lights
Clean furnace   Light fireplace
Clean fridge and stove   Open drapes in the day
Clean and freshen bathrooms   Play quiet background music
Put away clutter   Keep pets outdoors
The First Impression
The Spacious Look
Clean and tidy entrance   Clear stairs and halls
Functional doorbell   Store excess furniture
Polish door hardware   Clear counters and stove
  Make closets neat and tidy