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Below are questions to ask yourself when preparing your home for sale to ensure it looks the best it possibly can in the buyer’s eyes.

 
Exterior
  • Does your yard look well maintained?
  • Are the trees and bushes trimmed?
  • Is your lawn mowed and edged?
  • Is your lawn free of weeds?
  • Are the decks and patios clean?
  • Does your house need painting?
  • Are there any exterior holes or cracks?
  • Are your walks and porches clean and in good repair?
  • Does your roof leak or sag?
  • Are any shingles or tiles missing?
  • Is your chimney in good shape?
Carpeting/Walls/Ceilings
  • Are your carpets clean and in good condition?
  • Do your carpets need stretching?
  • Are there any pet or smoking odors?
  • Do your walls have any cracks or holes?
  • Do your walls need painting?
  • What about that wallpaper?
  • Do your ceilings have any water stains, cracks or peeling?
  • Do your ceilings need painting?
Kitchen
  • Are your appliances clean and in good working order?
  • Are your cabinets in good condition?
  • Are your countertops in good condition?
  • Is your tile grout clean?
  • Is your sink stained, chipped, or in need or re–calking?
Bathroom
  • Do your faucets shut off completely?
  • Do your sinks drain freely?
  • Are your toilets in good condition?
  • Are your shower doors shiny?
  • Do your tubs need caulking?
  • Is your floor in good condition?
  • Are your vanities and mirrors in good condition?
Living Room
  • Is your fireplace clean?
  • Is the fireplace screen in good shape?
  • Are all drapes, shutters and shades clean and working properly?
  • Are any window screens bent?
  • Do all the windows open and close easily?
  • Are the windowsills clean?
  • Are your doors in good condition?
  • Do any doors sag or stick?
  • Do the locks work?
  • Is the paint in good condition?
  • Do the doors seal tightly?
Basement/Attic
  • Is your basement/attic organized?
  • Are they well lit?
  • Are they clean?
  • Are the stairs in good repair?
  • Do the doors open and close easily?
  • Are there any signs of insects or rodents?
Garage
  • Is your garage organized?
  • Is it well lit?
  • Is the floor swept?
  • Are there oil spots or other stains on the concrete?
For assistance in making the repairs/enhancements above, feel free to contact your local Coldwell Banker Bainbridge Kaufman Real Estate Professional.

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