Tenafly NJ Real Estate Seller's Tips | Tenafly Home for Sale | Englewood Cliffs Real Estate Listings

Most of the following ideas will improve your home’s salability vs. your home’s value. Improving the value of your property typically requires making improvements that add square footage or may even enhance functionality in the following: room addition or converting a closet to a bathroom.


1. Landscaping - Grass Maintenance:

  • Keep your lawn mowed frequently
  • "Weed" beds and trim trees and plantings
  • Sod or re-seed problems areas
  • Repair, repaint or clean lamps, lamp posts, the mail box, bird paths


2.  Welcoming your front door - Make The First Impression:

  • Clean or paint the front door
  • Wash your front door, sidelights, porch lights
  • Adjust latches, locks and handles
  • Repair front walk way and keep it clean from any debris
  • Polish hardware including knobs, locks and door knockers
  • Clean the doorbell making sure it is functionable


3.  Window Cleaning:

  • Clean windows reflect well upon you
  • Clean windows brighten up your home
  • Clean windows make the frames stand out


4.  The Kitchen – Most Important Room In The House:

  • Countertops must be clean and uncluttered
  • Stove top, oven, sink and dishwasher must be clean
  • Floor should be sparkling clean
  • Organize any storage areas


5.  Sparkling Bathrooms:

  • Ceramic fixtures must be sparkling
  • Polish handles and faucets
  • Bathrooms must have a fresh fragrance
  • Fresh color-coordinated towels
  • Store away any personal items: Ie. Razors, toothbrushes, shampoos, etc.


6.  Closets:

  • Keep them clean
  • Sort, Store and pack out of season clothes
  • Organize shoes, ties, belts, scarves etc.
  • Make sure doors operate easily


7.  Any Electrical Appliances:

  • Clean all appliances frequently inside and out
  • Dust and Vacuum around the furnace
  • Change the furnace filter every 30 days
  • Clean the water heater/water softener tanks
  • Repair noisy or poor operating equipment
  • Fire Alarms: Verify batteries work functioning
  • Alarm Systems: Verify it is in proper working condition


8.  Decorating:

  • Polish and dust wood surfaces
  • Re-glue peeling wall paper
  • Fill, patch and paint nail holes
  • Repaint wall to its natural color
  • Pack and store any unwanted decorations that may be distasteful for future buyers


9.  Repairs:

  • Roof, gutters and ground spouts
  • Any outdoor sprinklers should be functioning
  • Window panes
  • Water pipe leaks
  • Broken locks or latches
  • Driveway and sidewalks

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