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Jill Aylwin - Real Estate Broker, Realtor, MBA
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  Home Showing Check List

The easiest way to get your home sold is to make a great first impression and highlight your home's strengths

OUTSIDE:

Make Sure You've Got Curb-Appeal

  • Trim all shrubs

  • Pull weeds Maintain flowerbed

  • Rake lawn clear of leaves

  • Water lawn to keep green

  • Discard or store all materials & debris not part of the lawn decor

  • Wash all window surfaces

  • Sweep garage and clear clutter

LIGHTING:

Good Lighting Can Make a Home Feel More Spacious and Set the Mood

  • Open all shades and draperies during daylight hours

  • Replace all burnt-out light bulbs with the high-wattage bulbs

  • Turn on all lights throughout the house prior to showing

STORAGE and REMOVING CLUTTER:

Make Your Home Look Larger

  • Store away all clothing & other items not contributing to décor

  • Removed unnecessary furniture throughout the house

  • All closets should be tidy and organized

  • Kitchen counters should be clean & free of any articles not contributing to the decor

  • Remove the knickknacks from the refrigerator to give a cleaner appearance.

  • All magazines, mail, books, ashtrays, food, bottles, containers, boxes, cans, toys, hobby accessories, tools, dishes, cookware, etc. should be stored in the proper cupboards or closets or storage areas.

CLOSETS:

  • Interiors of all closets should present a tidy & uncluttered appearance

  • All unneeded or unused items should be discarded

  • Display your storage and utility space by removing all unnecessary accumulations in attic, stairways, basement, closets & garage.

BATHROOMS:

  • All surfaces (flooring and countertops) should be clean

  • Store all personal items in cabinets

  • Hang all towels neatly

WINDOWS:

  • All windows should be spotless

  • All window sills should be clean & free of any flaking paint

  • All windows should be in good repair with no cracks

  • Screens should be clean & in good condition, free of rust & holes

  • Any paint on glass should be removed with a razor blade prior to cleaning

FIXTURES:

  • All bathroom and kitchen fixtures & counters should be clean

  • Polish chrome faucets and handles in the tub and sinks

  • All sinks, tubs, toilets and counters should be clean

FLOORS:

  • All flooring should be clean & waxed if necessary

  • All carpeting should be clean and free of stains, regardless of age

  • Steam-clean carpet (if not done in more than 2 years)

DOORS:

  • All doors should be free of scotch tape, posters, decals or stickers

  • All door handles should be clean and in good repair

CERAMIC TILE:

  • All joints between tiles should be clean and white

  • Use bathroom tile sealer to reseal the joint between bathtub and wall and floor

WALLS:

  • All walls should be clean and free of gouges, scratches, smudges, scotch tape, posters, thumbtacks, etc.

  • Walls should only have decorative items

  • Posters and pictures taped to walls should be removed along with evidence of all tape markings

  • Fill and Paint any holes

ODOR and SETTING THE MOOD:

  • Make your home feel and smell bright, fresh & clean

  • Are there any signs that this is a pet's home? Be sure to clean and remove the cat's litter box, pet toys and bedding.

  • If you have time before a showing, cook a batch of cookies to make the home smell inviting or light a candle.

  • Before showing, turn on the radio to a neutral music station, or put on a soothing CD, keep the volume low.

 

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Contact Us today -- Or --
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Buy a New Construction Home
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Sell a Home in the Houston
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Houston Area & save up to 1%
 

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