Get Your Home Ready To Sell


Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Did you know that as we move into fall, inventory of homes for sale usually drop. However, the same buyers are out there still trying to find a place. San Diego is such a transient city, with people always moving in and out. Take advantage of this time of year. Here are some tips for you if you are thinking of selling. Never hurts to get a head start!

~Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

~Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

~Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

~Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

~Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

~Wash the windows inside and out.

~Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

~Touch up your paint. If you have non-traditional colors, you may want to consider something more neutral and appealing to the eye.

~Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

~Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

~Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

~Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

~Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

~Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

~Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

~Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

~Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

~Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

~Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

~Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.