Monday, October 11, 2010

Preparing Your Home For Sale

What more could you want than to get your home ready for top dollar in short order? This will begin a series of Preparing Your Home For Sale. If you use the suggestions you'll be on your way to a successful sale!

Let's start with General Clean Up:

1. Start by airing out the home. Most people are turned off by even the smallest odor. Odors must be eliminated, especially if you have dogs, cats, or young children in diapers, or if you are a smoker.

2. Clean Carpets - now is the time. Bare floors should be waxed or polished as well.

3. Clean and wipe down all stained woodwork including doors and cabinets with a wood maintenance product such as "Old English", or "Liquid Gold."

4. Replace or clean A/C filters. Clean all A/C vents and intake grids.

5.Use an air freshener in each room (try to avoid floral scents as they can be too strong).