Friday, November 5, 2010

Preparing Your Home For Sale ... Keep Up the Good Work

So far we have completed General Cleaning, made sure Lights are lighting up, Windows are shined, and Bathrooms are polished. Let's move on to the Kitchen and Utility Room today.

Kitchen Comments:
- Keep all surfaces cleared off as much as possible. The countertops should have very little on them to show that there is plenty of available workspace. Keep appliances stored when not in use.
-Go over the kitchen as if you were a health inspector. Clean the oven, range, (replace drip pans) and don't forget to clean the seal of the dishwasher.
-Remove all magnets, notes, pictures, etc. from front and sides of refrigerator.
-Stow trashcan in Pantry.

Pantry/Closet Comments:
- Thin all closets dramatically and organize remaining items neatly on shelves. Be sure to allow space between hanging items. At one very visible spot, leave space, so the rear wall of the closet/pantry will show when the door is opened. Leave a small empty space on each shelf to show potential storage space.

Utility Room Comments:
-Organize shelves and put away non-cleanser items.
-Keep area clear of clothes (folded and put away) and clear all clutter.

Well keep busy my followers next time we will tackle the Bedroom and Living Rooms.

Call me if I can help with your Real Estate Needs!
Judy, 936-203-7761

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Getting Back to Listing Your Home

Let's get back to the busy task of preparing your home to list. Don't forget you have already completed airing out, cleaned woodwork, Cleaned A/C vents and changed the filter, and set the temp no cooler than 70 and no warmer than 75. Then you cleaned interior and exterior of the windows carefully. Be sure to see prior posts if you need those checklists.

Now let's move on to the Bathrooms:
-Clean all tubs, toilets, and sinks. Polishing with vegetable oil will make them shine!
-Stow unused shampoos, soaps, scrubbing implements, razors, etc. under the sink.
-Stow laundry hamper in closet.
-Stow wastebasket under the sink.
-Only 1 or 2 decorative items on the counter tops.
-Linen cabinets should be organized and items reduced.
-Use baskets to hold make-up and toiletries so that after use they can be stored under the counter.
-Bathtubs, showers, and sinks should be freshly caulked. The grout and tile should be clean and in good condition. There should be no leaks in the faucets or traps.

You are on your way to a successful listing presentation of your beautiful home. If I can help you further be sure to call or email!
Judy Reynolds

Monday, November 1, 2010

Voting is a Priveledge

I am taking a break from Real Estate Information to encourage everyone to cast your ballot. If you live in Montgomery County here in Texas and you are not certain where to vote please see the above link for specific directions.