Preparing Your Home For Sale

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Preparing Your Home For Sale

  1. 1. Preparing Your Home For Sale The ChecklistFriday, November 4, 2011
  2. 2. Interior Carpets cleaned and re-stretched; replaced if worn out House cleaned from top to bottom (ceiling fans, baseboards) Jewelry and small collections packed awayFriday, November 4, 2011
  3. 3. Interior Windows washed - inside and out All closets cleaned and arranged Nail holes fixed with touch-up paint Trim touched up where neededFriday, November 4, 2011
  4. 4. Interior All burned-out light bulbs replaced; use higher wattage in rooms with only one fixture Doorknobs and hardware polished; brass fixtures replaced Personal photos removed (leave a few for ambience)Friday, November 4, 2011
  5. 5. Interior No stuffed trophy heads or animal collections of any kind One toy box - the rest packed away All other boxes removed - only furniture on the floorFriday, November 4, 2011
  6. 6. Kitchen Remove all appliances from counter tops Make sure there’s no food left outFriday, November 4, 2011
  7. 7. Kitchen Take all magnets, papers and food off front and top of the refrigerator Replace stove drip pans and burner coversFriday, November 4, 2011
  8. 8. Bath Remove all personal items from counter topsFriday, November 4, 2011
  9. 9. Exterior Remove all window screens; place in garage for buyer’s view Place pot flowers by front door, sidewalks, landscaping beds Add mulch in landscape beds Power-wash patios, walkways and drivewayFriday, November 4, 2011
  10. 10. Garage Clean out garage and remove all “extras” Leave only tools, lawn equipment, bikes and cars Show that at least one car fits in garage Rent mini storage if both garages are fullFriday, November 4, 2011
  11. 11. Caution!Friday, November 4, 2011
  12. 12. Pets... should not be in the home during showings!Friday, November 4, 2011
  13. 13. No Smoking! 75% of buyers will NOT buy a smoker’s home! Repaint, get new carpets, remove ashtrays - eliminate all signs of smokeFriday, November 4, 2011
  14. 14. Goldwasser Real Estate Austin, TX Call anytime with your questions Philip Myers (512) 567-9541 David Schneider (512) 638-6585 www.shadyhollowaustin.netFriday, November 4, 2011

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