10 Things to do before you list your home for sale

10 Things to do before you list your home
For Sale

Exterior Paint

Curb appeal

Air out your home

Pet and smoking odors can turn a buyer off.

Clean or replace carpet

If the carpet is at the end of it's life, it's time for new. Now is the time. Waiting can cost you money off the sale of the house.

dirty, glass, glass panes

Wash windows - inside and out

Let the light shine in.

Trim trees and shrubs

Trees hanging over a roof and shrubs growing over the walk way are a no, no. Time to trim them back.

Wash/clean curtains, draperies and blinds

Curtains, draperies and blinds don't get cleaned very often and can smell like dust.

Clean kitchen counter tops off

Removing items that you don't use on a daily basis will help make the kitchen look bigger.

New light bulbs or fixtures

Light bulbs that match in color and in watts.

Paint interior walls a neutral color

Neutral colors help make a room look bigger.

Remove clutter from each room

Now is the time to start packing up the items that you don't use on a regular basis. Removing clutter from each room with help make a room look larger.