Home for Sale
Your Home's Interior
shows that creating a warm feeling inside your home
increases its desirability. View your home with
a critical eye. Clean it meticulously, complete
minor repairs and add finishing touches. Here's
a list of suggestions to get you started.
Consider adding a fresh coat of paint to your front
Polish brass fixtures and be sure door locks work
Oil hinges to both doors and windows.
Keep stairways tidy and secure handrail.
Repair or replace bent or damaged screens and window
Cut back outdoor plants that restrict natural light.
Keep windows clean and tidy with draperies firmly
affixed and in proper working order.
Floors and Carpets
Repair or replace missing or damaged tile, hardwood,
vinyl and baseboards.
Steam-clean or shampoo carpets.
Secure loose carpeting and replace damaged areas.
Be conscious of odors caused by dampness, high-traffic
areas or pets.
Closets and Storage Areas
Ample storage space increases the desirability of
Keep closets tidy.
Discard any unnecessary items and consider storing
those you do not use frequently.
Bedrooms and Living Areas
Keep living areas clean and inviting.
Arrange furniture to allow a spacious atmosphere.
Make beds, arrange couch cushions, dust shelves,
vacuum carpets and touchup walls with paint or spackling
Wallpaper should be clean and adhere smoothly to
Finishing touches such as flowers or candles add
to the home's appeal.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Clear counters, drawers and cabinets of unnecessary
Clean soap dishes, mirrors, faucets and appliances
(inside and out).
Store cleaning supplies and hang freshly washed
Be aware of and eliminate odors caused by dampness
Counters and Cabinets
Store infrequently used countertop items to allow
a spacious look in the kitchen and bathroom.
Keep drawers and cabinets tidy and organized.
Garage or Workshop
Items should be neatly stored in shelving or wall
Allow appropriate space for the home buyer to visualize
their vehicle or workbench.
Consider moving excess or oversized items to mini-storage.