As a seller your first and most important objective is to ensure that your home is in tiptop condition before putting it on the market. This is because the market today is quite competitive and you therefore have to ensure that your property is at its best so as to attract the right buyer. Here’s a basic checklist that you could refer to when doing a pre-sale makeover.
Inspect both the interior and exterior, taking inventory of esthetic and practical repairs.
Apply fresh coats of paint on doors, walls and shutters.
Clean carpets and polish wood floors
Repair any cracks that are visible in driveway and sidewalk
Replace warped roofing or loose shingles/tiles
Clean kitchen and bathroom accessories and if necessary do re-grouting
Ensure countertops are clean and stain-free
Repair any leaking or loose faucets
Repair sticking doors and don’t forget to replace old doorknobs and locks
Replace faulty or old electric components
Replace cracked or broken windows
Repair deck/patio area
Fix any broken fencing
After doing the necessary repairs it would be advisable to get an independent certified home inspector to appraise the property.