Getting Your Home Ready To Sell


If you’ve been thinking of selling your Possum Kingdom home, then you’re probably wondering what all you need to do to get your home ‘sell’ ready. Below are a few items to get you started.

  • Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. If there are sparse areas be sure to reseed.
  • Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.
  • Reseal any cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior and driveway.
  • Clean and align gutters and downspouts; consider hiring a service to clean the chimney.
  • Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of leaves.
  • Wash the windows inside and out.
  • Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.
  • Paint the walls and ceilings a neutral color.
  • Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
  • Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.
  • Repair drippy faucets and shower heads. Unclog slow drains.
  • Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.
  • Clean out the fireplace, consider stacking logs or arranging candles in it.  
  • Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.
  • Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.
  • Re-nail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.
  • Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).
  • Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.
  • Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.
  • Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.