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Interior Preparation

What should I do to the interior of my property, before I list it for sale?

Every room should look as spacious, bright, and warm as possible.

  • Wash walls, ceilings, and trim. Consider painting with light, neutral colours. Repair cracks.
  • Tighten loose knobs, towel racks, switch plates, and outlet covers.
  • Fix tight doors and windows, squeaky floorboards, and loose stair banisters.
  • Clean and repair caulking around tubs and sinks. Fix leaky faucets; remove water stains.
  • Clean and organize the basement and attic. (This is a good opportunity to throw out all the bits and pieces you don’t want to move.)
  • Organize closets. Get rid of the clutter. Limit the number of items stored overhead or on the floor.
  • Clean out kitchen cabinets, and remove clutter from countertops.
  • Clean drapes, blinds, and curtains. Shampoo carpets, and wax floors.
  • Now’s a good time to spray for bugs.
  • Arrange furniture to make rooms appear as spacious as possible.
  • Remove any items you’re taking with you, such as chandeliers and mirrors.