Last week I focused on organizing & cleaning, this week I’m focusing on interior maintenance.
Touch up paint- baseboards, doors, small holes, all the things you’ve been staring at for years and now needs to do and you wish you did a long time ago to enjoy it 🙂
Entry way- sweep and mop if necessary, paint door, replace welcome mat, hang a seasonal wreath. First impressions make lasting ones, don’t give buyers a reason to not like it before they even walk through the door!
Windows– clean them! Natural light is our friend, windows & sliders should be spotless inside and out- a great job for kids too.
Bathroom grout– get yourself a good grout cleaner and strong brush. Replace shower curtain if needed, inexpensive and can go a long way!
Replace light bulbs– check bath vanity bulbs, dining fixtures, lamps. Easy fix and nothing annoys buyers more than flipping a switch and seeing a burnt out bulb.
Old furniture– if there’s any furniture you know you’re not taking with you to your next home, remove it before your showings. Less is more, and if it’s not good enough to make the cut, there’s probably a good reason why. Many donation centers will even come pickup for free! I use Teen Challenge Thrift, 239-267-5433 https://teenchallengesuperthrift.cc/request-a-pickup/
Originally from Cornwall NY, Heather grew up cleaning her parents rental apartments and learning about real estate at a young age. She found her way to SWFL in her 20's and bought her first rental property at 25. After meeting with agents to list a property for sale, she began analyzing the commission scale for listing agents and didn't agree with the model. The journey began in 2014, in between working for a large real estate investment education company, working as a real estate agent for a large local brokerage, and managing her own investments in SWFL, she began to develop the Listed Realty secret sauce- professional full service and a flat listing fee.
Industry passion fueled by a strong work ethic and an itch to always do the right thing makes for a successful broker you want on your side!
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