Kaye & Charlie Jones
The Best of Maryland's Eastern Shore

Preparing Your House

Exterior recommendations in order to get the best result for selling your house:

  • Remove any junk or clutter from the yard. This includes tree limbs, leaves, etc.
  • Powerwash house if dirty or moldy or paint, if needed.
  • Reseed grass if there are any bare spots.
  • Keep the lawn mowed.
  • Trim all shrubbery and plantings.
  • Mulch flower beds and around trees
  • Plant colorful flowers if the season is right.
  • Consider adding gravel to stone driveway or reseal the asphalt
  • Powerwash and seal, stain or paint your deck or porch.
  • Check gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear and functioning properly.
  • Make sure that all exterior light are operational.
  • Clean the windows and make sure that all are operational.

Interior recommendations in order to get the best result for selling your house:

  • Paint any room that has dirty or marked walls or any rooms that are painted in dark colors. Keep it neutral!
  • At the very least, all carpeting needs to be steam cleaned. Any worn, stained or foul smelling carpet should be replaced. You may be tempted to give a “carpet allowance” and that may work. Just remember, most buyers do not have vision.
  • Repair any items that may be unsafe such as, a wobbly railing, etc. Things like that can stop a sale.
  • De-Clutter – If an item is not necessary for your day-to-day life, box it up and store it or throw it out!
  • Have your fireplace cleaned and inspected. The buyer will most likely request it and getting it done in advance impresses the buyer. The home will appear cleaner and fresher smelling.
  • Make sure all closets are neat, clean and organized.
  • Replace any cracked window panes.
  • Clean thoroughly by dusting, washing and waxing everything. This will always make a house more appealing.

Charlie and I would be happy to answer any questions, please contact us!

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I would like to thank both of you for your excellent service to our family. We are so thankful for your prompt attentiveness, professional advice, advocacy for us as sellers, willingness to assist with local needs as we were long-distant, frequent communication, and your assertiveness to “get the job done.”
- Donna

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