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Some houses sell faster and for more money because of how the home is prepared.


  • Give your home a through cleaning

  • Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs and replace them if necessary

  • Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged

  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets

  • Replace all burned out light bulbs and clean all the light fixtures; replace if necessary

  • Repair defective light switches

  • Have the windows washed/cleaned thoroughly

  • Get rid of clutter both inside and out

  • Cut and edge grass

  • Trim hedges and weed gardens

  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors

  • Clean out the gutters

  • Tidy up the garage

  • Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows

  • Touch up all interior paint; consider painting fresh


  • Keep pets out of the house, either take them with you or keep them penned in the yard or garage or basement

  • Put away items in the yard like garden tools, bicycles, toys, etc.

  • Make sure your home is well lit

  • Remove clutter from the tables, shelves and countertops. Less clutter creates the illusion of a larger space

  • Keep money, prescription drugs, and other valuables out of view.

  • Add a ground up lemon to the garbage disposal to give the kitchen a fresh smell

  • Open shades and curtains to let light in

  • Light a fire in the fireplace to create comfortable ambiance

  • Keep radios and TV off – although oftentimes soft music in the background is a nice touch.