Get Your Home Ready To Sell For 2019

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Get Your Home Ready To Sell in 2019

l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas. This can be during spring.

l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery. This can also be in the spring.

l Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Especially on edges of the property and the sidewalks. Garage slabs and  sidewalks. Power-wash the exterior.

l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney. Make sure you are very careful when you climb the roof.

l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

l Wash the windows inside and out. This should be down al least once every season.

l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior. or if you like to save some money, do it yourself but will probably take you 2-3 days depending the size of your home.

l Paint the walls and ceilings off white, beige or light gray.

l Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

l Replace damaged window panes, moldings and woodwork.

l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors. If the carpet is too dirty..it's better to replace it.

l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains. This is a no brainer.

l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.

These are all small details and can be done by yourself.