Preparing Your Home

First impressions really count with home buyers. Here are some simple suggestions to help you prepare your home for showings:

First Impressions

House number easy to see
House Exterior in good repair
Eavestroughs, down spouts and soffits painted and in good repair
Garage/carport clean and tidy Cracked or broken window panes replaced

Lawns cut and raked, hedges and shrubs trimmed, gardens weeded and edged
Walkways, patios, decks etc. cleared of snow, leaves or debris
Walkways and driveway sanded or salted in cold weather

Interior Maintenance

Chipped paint touched up
Cracked plaster repaired
Door knobs and cupboards latches tight
Furnace wiped down

Burned out light bulbs replaced
Squeaky doors oiled


Leaky taps and toilets repaired
Mirrors, fixtures and taps cleaned and polished

Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
Floors cleaned, waste containers emptied
Inside of cupboards and cabinets clean and neat
Towels clean and matching
Clutter put away

Creating A Buying Atmosphere

Air conditioner on in warm weather
All lights turned on

Fireplace lit in cooler weather
Closets neat and tidy
Hallways and stairs clear of clutter

Drapes open during daylight
Carpets freshly vacuumed
Lock valuables or breakables safely away or out of reach


Appliances cleaned
Sinks and taps cleaned and polished
Countertops cleared and polished
Floors cleaned, waste containers

At the Front Door

Door hardware in good repair
Doorbell works

Porch and foyer clean and tidy emptied
Inside of cupboards and cabinets cleaned and neat
Small appliances put away
Clutter put away


 Amanda Austin
Real Estate Sales Person

Coldwell Banker Power Realty
Independently Owned and Operated
direct: 519-871-9807
office: 519-471-9200
fax: 519-471-9300