Before You Sell -- Tips to Help You get more showings and Sell Your Home Faster and For More Money


Keep the lawn trimmed and edged.

Freshen landscaping with colorful flowers and plants.

Keep sports equipment and toys out of sight.

Freshen exterior paint on house and garage.

Colorful flowering plants in pots or boxes at front entrance.


Remove unnecessary furniture.

Clean closets and clear off counter-tops.

Scrub all tile floors.

Have carpets professionally cleaned.

Wash windows and mirrors till they sparkle

Wash and shine sinks and tubs.


Check faucets for leaks and smooth operation.

Replace missing door or cabinet handles.

Repair or replace broken appliances.

Replace broken tiles in bathroom or kitchen.

Wash or paint interior walls and ceilings.

Discuss major repairs with your Sales Associate.

Freshen Up

Freshen interior air.

Bathe pets and clean out litter boxes.

Empty all trash, recycle bins, etc.

Clean blinds and drapes and have carpets professionally cleaned.

Use baking soda boxes in smell-prone areas.

Place flowers, potpourri or air fresheners around the house.

Ask a "Buyer"

Invite a friend to walk through your home like a buyer would. Get their opinion on whether or not it's inviting, clean and well-maintained. Make any changes they suggest.

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