Getting Ready to Sell

The way you live in your home and the way you market your house are two different things. Selling a home is like marketing a product. The goal is to showcase your product to attract the best offer in the shortest amount of time. This stage is very important and should not be taken lightly!

Declutter and Pack

  • Remove and Pack Valuables
  • Remove and Pack “Collections”
  • Pack Appliances You Don’t Need
  • Pack Toys You Don’t Need
  • Thin Closets, Pack Unneeded Clothing
  • Thin Kitchen Cupboards, Counters, Tops
  • Prepare Goodwill Donations
  • Sell Items You Don’t Want


  • Remove Family Photos
  • Remove Kids Art
  • Remove Calendars
  • Remove Faith Based Items
  • Remove Other Identity Clues
  • Pack/Remove Unnecessary Pet Items

Exterior Maintenance

  • Professional Window Washing
  • Pressure Wash Exterior (siding, patios, walkways, etc.)
  • Clean Gutters and Roof
  • Paint Trim and Front Door
  • Paint Exterior
  • Weed, Mow, Edge, Blow Yard
  • Plant Flowers
  • Sweep Entry and Walkway

Interior Maintenance

  • Service Furnace
  • Shampoo/Replace Carpets
  • Replace Burned Out Bulbs
  • Patch Holes/Touch Up Paint
  • Touch Up Millwork and Doors
  • Recaulk Tubs, Showers, and Counters
  • Re-Grout Cracking or Old Tile
  • Replace Outdated Hardware
  • Refinish Hardwoods

Cleaning (Q-Tip Clean)

  • Organize Garage
  • Scrub Tile Grout in Kitchen
  • Scrub Tile Grout in Bathrooms
  • Clean and Polish Hardwood Floors
  • Clean Ceiling Corners, Lights, Blinds
  • Wash Interior Windows
  • Clean Baseboards, Millwork, Doors
  • Clean Kitchen Appliances Inside and Out
  • Final Professional House Cleaning

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