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 a prospective buyer.

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

General Maintenance

  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Tighten doorknobs
  • Replace burned out light bulbs
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Touch up chipped paint
  • Repair cracked plaster/drywall
  • Repair leaking taps and toilets

Curb Appeal

  • Cut lawns
  • Trim shrubs
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Pick up any litter
  • Clear walk and driveway of leaves
  • Repair/clean gutters and eaves
  • Touch up exterior paint

Spic & Span

  • Shampoo Carpets
  • Clean washer, dryer and tubs
  • Clean Furnace
  • Clean fridge and stove
  • Clean and freshen bathrooms
The Buying Atmosphere

  • Be absent during showings
  • Turn on lights
  • Open drapes in the daytime
  • Keep pets outdoors or in crate
  • Eliminate pet odors

The First Impression

  • Clean and tidy entrance
  • Functional doorbell
  • Polish door hardware
  • Put away all clutter
  • Put away personal items

The Spacious Look

  • Clean stairs and halls
  • Store excess furniture
  • Clear countertops and stove
  • Make closets neat and tidy
  • Tidy up garage