Sellers - Gilsenan & Company
Selling your home is an important decision. Below are some helpful tips to get you started. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Prepare Your Home to Sell.
After you've made basic repairs, the task of selling your home boils down to making the house as clean, clutter-free, and inviting as possible. Go through this checklist at least every other day to make sure that your home is tidy.
Clean doors and windows - Sweep sidewalk - Polish doorknob - Shake out doormat - Water container flowers (replace if necessary) - Clean doors and windows - Keep the lawn and landscaping trimmed.
Clean doors and windows - Mop floor, shake out rug, vacuum carpeting - Water container flowers or plants - Dust shelves or entry table - Tidy up closet
Living room & Family room
Stow away newspapers, magazines, books, games, toys, and videos - Straighten out coffee table, bookshelves, and other areas - Mop floor or vacuum rugs - Vacuum upholstered furniture; wipe down leather or vinyl - Dust surfaces (including TV screen) - Sweep fireplace - Wipe down ceiling fan blades
Mop or vacuum floor - Clean appliances - Wipe countertops, cabinets - Clean sink - Stow away kitchen sponge and dish towels - Open windows or run fan to remove cooking odors
Wipe wet shower stalls and bathtubs - Mop floors - Put out fresh towels - Empty wastebaskets - Clean sinks, mirrors and faucets - Stow away laundry
Make beds - Mop floors or vacuum rugs - Stow away shoes, laundry, clothes, books or toys - Open curtains or shades - Tidy up closet
Straighten out desk and bookshelves - Stow away files - Mop floor or vacuum rugs - Dust surfaces, including computer screen - Polish cabinets and woodwork
Clear clutter blocking access to furnace, electrical box or laundry room - Sweep stairs.