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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Buying my first home was an unexpectedly easygoing experience with the care and guidance from Kaye and Charlie Jones. I was very impressed by the way Kaye and Charlie took the time to meet with me, establish a rapport, and listen to exactly what I was looking for in anticipation of looking for my first home. From day one, I was their first priority in searching for a home. After finding the perfect home, I was guided through each pertinent step in reaching settlement without anxiety. I will refer anyone I know looking for a home or selling a home to work with Kaye and Charlie.
- Melissa

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