30 Basic "To-Do's" When Selling Your Home

Craig Duran


Freshen Up Curb Appeal

  • Lay new mulch
  • Add colorful flowers (AFTER removing the weeds)
  • Trim shrubs
  • Pressure wash exterior of the property + driveway and walkways

New Paint

  • Pick a neutral color palette
  • Paint trim WHITE
  • Paint the front door + exterior of house
  • Touch up mailbox paint + update house

Interior Absolutes

  • Take. The. Wallpaper. Down.
  • Declutter
  • Clean out the closets to show the storage space
  • Take out chunky pieces of furniture to better show off the space
  • Remove unnecessary items from the property completely


  • Maximize lighting + use natural light to your advantage
  • Remove heavy drapery
  • Clean the windows
  • Trim trees and shrubs outside windows to avoid over-shading
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Make sure your property is CLEAN


  • Replace drawer pulls/knobs
  • Paint or re-stain the cabinets
  • Update to stainless steel appliances
  • Update to granite countertops (and don't clutter them with countless appliances and decor)
  • Updating the sink, and add a pullout spray faucet


  • New drawer pulls/knobs
  • Update lighting fixtures
  • Stage with pretty, fresh towels
  • Update bathroom mirror (and make sure it's not streaky)
  • Update shower curtain
  • Clean grout
Once you feel good about the condition of your property, you are now ready to market it for sale. Read our article, 5 Helpful Tips That Will Make You Re-Think How You Sell Your Next House to help stand out to serious buyers.


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