(925) 786-5064
(925) 786-5064
(925) 786-5064

Preparing Your Home

Buyers begin judging your home the moment they see it so it is best to present your home in the best light. Small upgrades and repairs can make a big difference.


  • Fix or repair anything damaged or worn, such as deck, gutters and eaves, windows, shutters, screens, storm doors, light fixtures, porches, steps and fences
  • Touch up all exterior paint or if needed the house
  • Fix doorbells
  • Clean or paint front door, polish front door handle, replace welcome mat if necessary
  • Green-up lawn patches, plant extra flowers for color
  • Mow and rake lawn, trim hedges and shrubs
  • Power wash the porch, siding, deck and patio
  • Clean the air conditioner
  • If you have a pool, make sure it is clean and functioning


  • Fix or replace any cracked molding on floor and/or shower tiles, repair leaking faucets and toilets, fix closet doors that are off their tracks, tighten any loose door knobs, replace dirty or cracked switch plates
  • If needed, paint the interior with a light neutral color
  • Shampoo carpets or replace carpet if worn
  • Clean tile and hardwood floors
  • Make sure appliances are in good working order
  • Garage – remove all clutter
  • Make sure all light fixtures are working
  • Wash the windows
  • Clean the fireplace
  • Tidy up the closets
  • Organize items in your cupboards
  • Declutter all the rooms


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