Preparing Your Property For Sale


First Impressions Count!

With a small investment in time and money, we can give your property an edge over other listings in the area when the time comes to show it to a prospective buyer. Here are some suggestions that will help you to get top market value:

Spic and Span

  • Get carpets professionally cleaned

  • Clean washer, dryer, tubs

  • Clean furnace

  • Clean Fridge & Stove

  • Clean & freshen bathrooms

  • Store excess furniture

  • Clean & tidy closets

The Buying Atmosphere

  • Leave your home during showings

  • Leave all lights on

  • Turn off fireplace if applicable

  • Open curtains/blinds

  • Turn on background music

  • Bring pets with you if possible

General Maintenance

  • Lubricate squeaky doors

  • Tighten doorknobs

  • Replace burnt out lightbulbs

The First Impression

  • Clean & Tidy Entrance

  • Ensure doorbell is functional

  • Polish door hardware

The Spacious Look

  • Clean & declutter stairs & halls

  • Clean windows

  • Paint walls if needed

  • Repair cracked plaster

  • Repair any plumbing leaks

Curb Appeal

  • Mow lawn

  • Hedge trimming

  • Trim shrubbery

  • Weed the garden

  • Pick up any litter

  • Clear walkways/driveways of leaves/snow

  • Touch up exterior paint

  • Pressure wash any moss/algae

Roland van den Hout