When selling your house, if you can see through it, it must sparkle!

Let’s look at the list:

Windows:

 

 

That means inside and out, all levels of your home and yes the screens too. Your home does show better without the screens at all so clean them and put them in your storage area.

Dirt, grim, winter grit all need to go! That includes the tracks of the window sills.

 

Light Fixtures:

 

 

Buyers don’t know if the light fixtures are worn, corroded or just plain old dirty. Spit and polish is the key on both interior and exterior light fixtures.

 

Glass shower doors:

 

 

Ugh….soap build up and water spots on beautiful glass shower doors is such a turn off. It screams to the buyer that they are walking into someone else’s home and who wants to shower in something that doesn’t look fresh and clean.

The buyer may think that the doors don’t come clean at all and that they will need to purchase a new shower door if they buy your house….thus a lower offer to you. As a side note, if they don’t come clean than you may need to replace them, especially if it is the Master Bath. If you are competing with new construction homes in your area, it is even more important.

 

Glass top tables:

 

 

I know the buyer is not buying your glass coffee table but it does send a signal, if you can’t keep your furniture clean how well did you maintain the bigger things like the furnace? The little things matter.

Cleaning all the transparent surfaces of your home is the easiest way to get your house ready for sale. Here is where some sweat equity can really pay off.

For other ‘must do’ things to do to get your house in top selling condition, ask a professional home stager who will tailor the list specific to you.

 

 

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About Shar Sitter

Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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