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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When I was ready to sell my town house and move into something more comfortable, friends from church introduced me to Kaye and Charlie. They were life savors for me. They stepped into my life and handled everything carefully and thoroughly from finding a buyer quickly and a home that is close to my office and I could afford. Kaye and Charlie and their staff worked together as a team with me. They cared and as a result I have been in a home that I could not be happier with. Call them, be honest with them and like me, you will be very glad you connected with them.
- Robert


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