We are often asked how best to prepare a home for sale so we have created a simple checklist to offer some guidance. Every home and property is unique so this isn’t a one size fits all, but should get you moving in the right direction!

Preparing to Sell:

– Make any necessary small repairs and paint touch-ups.

– Landscaping… trim trees & shrubs, mow grass, pull weeds, rake rocks.

– Remove clutter inside and out.

– Paint front door if needed (accent colors can be great to add character).

– Clean off the fridge.

– Clear counter-tops of non-regularly used items.

– Clean baseboards.

– Scrub tile & grout.

– Vacuum ceiling fans.

– Remove bulky furnishings that crowd a room.

– Organize closets & pantries.


How to Prepare for Buyer Showings:

– Turn all lights on (make the home light and bright)

– Open all window blinds.

– Have the beds made.

– Clear your countertops.

– Put laundry put away.

– Take the garbage out… need the house smelling good!

– Make sure fresh towels are hung & folded neatly.

– Close the toilets.

– Clean up after your pets.

– Turn pool waterfall or any other special features on, when applicable.

When we meet for the Pre-Move Consultation, we will review and make suggestions for your home. However, please never hesitate with any questions @ 623-203-2264. Team Schlegel is here to help 🙂

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We are located on the Northwest corner of 75th Avenue & Thunderbird Road in Peoria, which is anchored by Basha’s Grocery Store. We are on the end of the center towards 75th Avenue and just across from BBVA Compass Bank (suite 9). You’ll see our sign on the building. Come on in, we would love to see you.