Show Off Your Home

These tips can help your house make the best impression, every time it is previewed by sales professionals or shown to prospective buyers

EXTERIOR
• Remove toys, newspapers, yard tools and other clutter
• Mow lawn and trim shrubs
• Tidy up, pick up after pets
• Park vehicles in the garage or on the street: leave the driveway clear and garage door closed
• Add color to the entry way with flowers and potted plants
• Eliminate cobwebs from doorways; clean all debris

INTERIOR
• A clean house is attractive to buyers; consider a professional cleaning service to start
• Make beds, clean up dishes; empty wastebaskets
• Remove clutter throughout; organize closets and cupboards; put away toys
• Sleek and spacious sells – consider renting a storage unit for extra furnishings, boxes and clutter
• Set out “show towels” in bathrooms
• Freshen the air; potpourri or baked bread aroma; deodorize pet area; set comfortable temperature
• Do quick vacuuming and dusting
• Arrange flowers throughout
• Fire in fireplace, when appropriate
• Turn off television; play soft background music
• Open drapes and shades; turn on lights
• Repair leaky faucets, replace burned out lights and cracked windows
• Spot clean walls around door handles, light switches and other high-traffic area

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