1. Repair broken steps, screens; anything that is broken.
2. Inspect the roof and gutters. Paint or repair any missing or broken shingles or
gutters. Are the gutters and down spouts in place?
3. White flowers make a house look new. Put potted flowers outside front door.
Paint the front door? Red, green, and blue are appealing next to neutral shades and
brick. Shine all metal and brass.
4. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.
5. Use "Weed and Feed" to make grass look lush and green. Don't forget to edge
6. Invest in landscaping. A well manicured lawn, neatly clipped shrubbery, cleanly
swept walks and blooming plants create a good first impression.
7. Paint house if necessary. Or paint front door, front shutters, and window frames.
Neutral Colors are appealing.
1. Being the most important part of the house, make sure the kitchen is bright and
attractive. Clean all cabinet fronts and replace drawer liners.
2. Clean the ventilating hood as well as the oven.
3. If the floor is worn, put down new flooring and replace loose tiles.
4. Remove any appliances that you keep on the counters. Clean counters make the
room look larger.
5. Leave fresh baked cookies in the kitchen to create an inviting atmosphere.
1. Repair dripping faucets.
2. Keep fresh towels in the bathroom.
3. Use special cleaning products to remove stains from the toilets, bathroom tubs,
sinks, and showers.
4. Unclog the sink and bathtub, if they drain too slowly.
5. A strong-smelling deodorant soap makes a great clean scent in the bathroom.
Put in a new bar out weekly.
1. Check ceilings for leak stains. Fix the cause of damage, repair, and paint.
2. In painting, avoid off beat colors. White on the outside, easy pastels on the inside.
Neutral colors are great.
3. Replace faded window treatments and bedspreads
4. If you have a fireplace, clean it out and lay some logs in it to look inviting. A pine
scented freshener is easily hidden here. If it is summer, place a green plant in the
5. Wash the windows.
6. Replace torn screens.
7. Replace burned-out light bulbs.
8. Make sure every light switch works. Clean the switch plates.
9. Clean and polish the floor to make them shine.
10. Straighten up the closets- get rid of excess items, Use air fresheners and
lubricate sticky or squeaky doors.
Morelle Miller Realty
INFO FOR SELLERS
ATTIC AND GARAGE:
1. Clean out attic and garage and dispose of everything you are not going to keep.
Box everything you won't need until you've settled in your new home.
2. Clean and degrease the garage floor.
3. Make sure the lights work and repair the attic stairs.
4. If you park in the garage- keep it clean.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR HOUSE IS BEING SHOWN:
1. Make sure all lights are on so the Realtor and buyer are not searching for the
2. Keep window treatments open to let light in, which also make the room look larger.
3. At night turn on outside lighting.
4. Avoid clutter. Neatness makes a room look bigger.
5 If possible, leave your house furnished.
6. Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink or on the counters.
7. Keep toys in the children's rooms. Bikes, wagons and skate boards should be
made as inconspicuous as possible.
8. Keep radio and TV off or leave intercom system tuned to soft soothing music.
9. Take family away if your broker is holding an open house. Take Fido, too.
10. Children should be kept quiet.
11. Refer direct inquiries you receive about seeing your house to your Realtor to take
advantage of his or her professional skills in selling your home.
12. Depend on your Realtor's guidance when asked about furnishings that may stay.
13. Take pets outdoors when your house is being shown, or take indoor pets to
Mom's or the neighbors.
14. Let your real estate expert show your house.
AREA's OF FOCUS
4. MASTER SUITE
Josh White - Realtor/Property Manager
Josh White - Realtor/Property Manager