- Yard is mowed and
- Sidewalks, driveway
and decks are clean.
- Refuse is collected
and hauled away.
- Flowerbeds are
- Exterior paint is in
- Exterior walls are in
good condition; replace damaged wallboards and
repair damaged bricks and mortar.
- Roof is in good
condition, repair if necessary.
- Screens and screen
doors are in good condition.
- Front door has fresh
- All exterior lighting
is in working order.
- Walls are clean and
- Windows are clean
inside and out.
- All plumbing is in
good order; repair leaky faucets, and remove
stains and mildew from sinks and tubs.
- All doors open and
close easily and all hardware is in place.
- Unneeded materials
are removed from attic, basement, garage, and
other storage areas.
- Kitchen is sparkling
clean; counter tops are uncluttered, all dishes
are placed in cabinets.
- Every room is neatly
arranged to display maximum floor space.
- Closets are neatly
arranged and unneeded materials are removed.
- All lighting fixtures
and lamps have bulbs and are in working order.
|Hints on Showing Your Home
- When your Realtor schedules a showing, arrange for you and
your family to be away from home; prospects will take more time to view
- Eliminate any
distractions for the prospect by making sure that
the radio and television sets are turned off.
- If you have a dog, be
sure that it is penned.
- Whether your home is
being shown in the daytime or at night, always
leave enough lighting on, both inside and out, to
brighten every corner of your home.
- If it is necessary
for you to be at home during a showing, allow the
agent to direct the prospective buyer through the
home. Your agent is thoroughly familiar with the
prospects needs and can best emphasize the
features of your home. If the prospect has any
questions about your home, they will be discussed
with you at the proper time.
- It is always best to
allow your agent to discuss the areas of price,
terms, possession or other factors related to the
sale of your home. Your agent is in a better
position to handle these matters.
move before your house is sold
- Make arrangements for
the property to be maintained, including the yard.
- Contact your
insurance company to tell them that you are
vacating and arrange for continued coverage.
- Inform your agent
where to contact you so purchase contracts can be