When selling your home, always remember that First impressions sell your home! It is important that you do the following to help you sell your home, receive top dollar and set your home apart from others. Your property, whether it is a single family home, apartments, commercial real estate or vacant land, is a valuable asset and you want produce substantial financial success (in other words, make you money). It is estimated that half of all properties are sold before buyers even get out of their cars. Stand across the street from your property and review its curb appeal. To help increase your property value and maximize exposure, do the following:

Sweep the front walkway
Remove newspapers, bikes and toys
Park extra cars away from the property
Trim back the shrubs and trees
Paint the trim
Clean windows and window coverings
Make sure all windows and doors are working
Screens should be on all windows in in good repair
Make sure the roof and gutters are in good condition
All lights are working
Driveway stains are cleaned
Grass lawns and landscaping are in good shape
Mow the lawn once a week and plant flowers
Keep pet areas clean

Kitchen and bathrooms should shine
Vacuum carpets and have them cleaned
Place flowers in the main rooms
Put away dishes, unless setting a formal display for decoration
Make beds and put clothes away
Open drapes and turn on lights for a brighter feel
Straighten closets
Put toys away
Turn off the television
Play soft music on the radio or stereo
Keep pets out of the way, pet areas clean and odor- free
Enhance the spaciousness of each room. Pack away collectibles so buyers can envision their own furnishings in the home
Clean fronts of kitchen cabinets