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3 Steps to Prep Your Joint Base Charleston Home to SELL

March 10th, 2017 3:03 PM by Jodie Ford

3 Steps to Prep Your Joint Base Charleston Home to SELL

Step 1: Clean and declutter

  • Get rid of clutter before cleaning. This is the time to purge your Joint Base Charleston house of unwanted and unnecessary items.
  • Deep clean your house. Pay special attention to kitchens and bathrooms, and clean the inside and outside of your windows — this makes a striking improvement in the overall appearance of your house.
  • Organize closets, cabinets, and drawers. Many potential buyers will open cabinets and closets, because they are thinking about storage space. If your storage areas are clean and organized, it will send a signal to buyers that you take care of the house.

Step 2: Make DIY repairs

  • Fix any leaking faucets and running toilets.
  • Replace caulking around tubs, showers, and sinks.
  • Freshen up or repair grout as needed.
  • Repair walls and repaint them in a neutral, generally pleasing color that complements your home.
  • Fix cracked or broken windows.
  • Replace or repair damaged window screens.
  • Replace burned-out light bulbs.

Step 3: Go for curb appeal

  • Trim bushes, shrubs, and trees. Make sure vegetation isn’t touching your roof or siding.
  • Repair broken downspouts and gutters.
  • If it’s appropriate for your yard, apply new mulch, river rock, and/or pea gravel. This can do wonders for your landscaping and provide immediate curb appeal.
  • Clean and repair concrete areas, such as driveways and walkways. Be sure to eliminate any oil or grease stains, and clean out any weeds coming up through the cracks.
  • Dress things up a little bit. If it’s seasonally appropriate, put out some pots of annuals, which will maintain their color for the season. Freshen up your doorstep with a new welcome mat. Make sure the house numbers are easy to see, and in a style that compliments your home.
Posted by Jodie Ford on March 10th, 2017 3:03 PM

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