AFY Steven Thomas - Seller Book

Otherwise, with the clutter gone, move on to cleaning each room. Tidy each room from top to bottom. Be meticulous, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. Homebuyers will open cabinets, pantries, and closets to assess their storage opportunities. GENERAL LIST OF TO-DOS: • Clear the cobwebs from every corner of your home. • Dust ceiling fans and lighting fixtures. • Dust the blinds. • Wash the walls. This has to be done before repainting, so this will save you time later. • Clean all glass surfaces: mirrors, television screens, patio doors, and tables. • Clean out and reorganize kitchen cabinets. Buyers will open them. • Attack all appliances with cleaning fervor. Make them shine! • Scrub sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, faucets, and countertops. They must be impeccable. • All tiled areas, including grout, must be free of discoloration, stains, and mildew. • Clean the window treatments. Wash the windows so that the natural light will enhance your living space. • Vacuum rugs, shampoo carpets, and mop floors thoroughly. KITCHEN AND BATH: FOCUS ON HIGH IMPACT AREAS The most important rooms in your home are the kitchen and bathrooms. A kitchen can sell a house because it is the heart of a home, the place family and friends gather to enjoy one another’s company. Buyers will be turned off by dirt and grime, cooking smells, and trash. Clean all cabinet surfaces as well as under the sink. • Polish all wooden surfaces. • Wipe down leather furniture.

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