Making a Good First Impression

In today's age of consumerism, every buyer is comparative shopping. Make a small investment in time, money and effort to give your home a solid advantage over competing properties. Pay attention to detail now because first impressions count with buyers. You only have one chance and it starts with curb appeal.

Create a Buying Mood
Turn on lights 
Turn on air conditioner/heater 
Open the drapes 
Light the fireplace

Exterior Appearance
Keep lawns cut 
Trim hedges and shrubs 
Weed and edge gardens 
Clear driveway and clean up oil spills 
Clean out garage 
Touch up paint 
Make repairs where needed

Create Space
Clear halls and stairs of clutter 
Store surplus furniture 
Clear kitchen counter and stove top 
Clear closets of unnecessary clothing 
Remove empty boxes and containers

Repair leaking taps and toilets

Maintenance (continued)
Clean furnace and filters
Tighten door knobs and latches 
Repair cracked plaster 
Touch up paint 
Clean and repair windows 
Repair seals around tubs and basins 
Replace defective light bulbs 
Oil squeaking doors 
Repair squeaking floor boards

Squeaky Clean
Clean and freshen bathrooms 
Clean fridge and stove (in and out) 
Clean around heating vents 
Clean washer and dryer 
Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds

At The Front Door
Clean porch and foyer 
Ensure door bell works 
Repair screen on door 
Fresh paint or varnish front door 
Repair door locks and key access

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