The minute you decide to put your house on the market you have to disassociate yourself from your home.  It is no longer your home.  Let go of your emotions and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.  Present a clean, neutral, spacious and inviting home, highlighting its potential!   Here is where to begin:


  • Pressure wash the exterior and the sidewalks 
  • Spruce up the entrance
  • Remove dead branches and useless objects (junk) from the back yard
  • Mow the lawn
  • Paint faded window trim
  • Place flowering planters in front of the house
  • Trim your bushes
  • Make sure your house number shows clearly


  • Wash windows inside and out
  • Clean all baseboards
  • Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks
  • Polish chrome faucets and mirrors
  • Organize/cleanout closets
  • Clean out the refrigerator 
  • Vacuum daily
  • Wax/refinish floors 
  • Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
  • Bleach dingy grout 
  • Replace worn rugs
  • Spruce up the bathrooms

Most important:  De-clutter!!!  Get rid of the stuff you collected over the years but never used – you probably don’t need it.  Running out of space?  Rent a storage unit!