Preparing Your Home

Selling your condo or home is not always an easy task to undertake which is why the experts at Allan Domb Real Estate are here to help. With over 40 years experience working within the Philadelphia real estate market, we know the area and what it takes to sell your property for the best value. One of the most important aspects of selling a condo or home, is preparing it for sale, making it look its best, feel inviting and showing off its curb appeal to potential buyers. Our expert are here to help you contact us today for more information.

How to prepare a home or condo for sale:

    • Add a fresh coat of paint in light, neutral colors if needed
    • Shampoo carpeting, replace if necessary
    • Clean and wax hardwood floors, refinish if necessary
    • Clean and wash kitchen and bathroom floors
    • Wash all windows, vacuum blinds, wash window sills
    • Clean the fireplace
    • Clean out and organize closets, add extra space by packing clothes and items you won’t need again until after you moved
    • Remove extra furniture, worn rugs, and items you don’t usually use; keep papers, toys, etc. picked up, especially on stairways
    • Repair problems such as loose door knobs, cracked molding, leaking taps and toilets, squeaky doors, closets or screen doors which are off their tracks
    • Add dishes of potpourri, or a drop of vanilla or bath oil on light bulbs for scent
    • Secure jewelry, cash and other valuables
    • Polish any visible silver and crystal
    • Set the table for a formal dinner to help viewer imagine entertaining here
    • Make sure kitchen appliances are spotless inside and out
    • Make sure all appliances are in perfect working order
    • Clean often forgotten spots on top or the refrigerator and under the sink
    • Wax or sponge floor to brilliant shine, clean baseboards
    • Unclutter counter space, remove countertop appliances
    • Organize items inside cabinets, pre-pack anything you won’t be using before you move
    • Remove all rust and mildew from bathroom
    • Make sure all bathroom fixtures are in good repair
    • Replace loose caulking or grout in bathroom
    • Make sure lighting in bathroom is bright, but soft
    • Organize furnishings in master bedroom to create a spacious look with well-defined sitting, sleeping and dressing areas