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Tips to Prepare the House to Sell

If you're like most people, your home is one of, if not THE largest investment you'll ever make and maintaining it is key to protecting its value. With Spring upon us, there's no better time to put a little sweat equity into your home!
This list is a great start to getting your home in great shape, now, and when you're ready to sell!
  • Remove and donate unwanted items, reorganize and clean closets, attic, basement and garage
  • Power wash exterior walls, porch floors, deck, patio, driveway and sidewalks
  • Clean outdoor furniture, umbrellas and outdoor light fixtures
  • Clean out gutters
  • Clean out refrigerator and freezer, making sure to vacuum the grill and coil
  • Remove lint from the hose attached to back of clothes dryer
  • Vacuum baseboards, walls and ceilings, wipe down walls
  • Steam clean carpets and area rugs and upholstery
  • Reseal natural stone surfaces (travertine, etc)
  • Reseal and repair grout in bathtubs and showers
  • Clean window treatments, dust and clean blinds and shutters
  • Remove items from all shelves, dust and clean
  • Oil hinges

Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.

 

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Comment balloon 1 commentChristina Cavins • March 21 2013 10:33AM

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Great tips, especially getting rid of unwanted items, it helps your home become more staging ready and lessens how much you have to do packing wise.

Posted by Bud & Beth McKinney, Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United (RE/MAX UNITED) over 6 years ago

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