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Orlando Florida | Clean Up, Clear Out, Fix and Repair

August 20th, 2007 by tisner

Orlando Florida | Clean Up, Clear Out, Fix and Repair

Orlando Florida | Getting Ready To sellClean Up, Clear Out, Fix and Repair

Remember that the actual cash value of your property is the price that someone will pay for it in today’s Orlando real estate market. When selling your Orlando home, appearance can be the single most important thing that attracts an Orlando buyer.

Needed improvements and repairs can add to the value of your home. Start by walking through your Orlando home looking for improvements that could be made prior to showing your home to potential Orlando buyers. Examine the exterior of your Orlando home carefully.

  • Does your Orlando home need washing or maybe a coat of paint?
  • Make sure that lawn, trees and other landscaping is neatly trimmed and mowed.
  • If the season allows, add flowers here and there for extra color.
  • Make sure your yard is free of leaves and refuse.
Remember, the Orlando buyer will register their first impression of your home as they drive up to your property. Try to put yourself in the Orlando buyer’s shoes as you walk through your home.
  • Does the interior of your Orlando home need painting?
  • Are the windows and window screens clean?
  • Does the carpet need cleaning or replacing?
  • Do all of the your Orlando home’s mechanical appliances work correctly?
  • And don’t forget about those hidden problems that an Orlando buyer’s inspector may find such as leaky plumbing, ungrounded outlets, slow drains or code violations.
  • Have your closets clean and organized so they look as large and spacious as possible.
  • Remove personal items and knick-knacks throughout the house. They may be items close to your heart, but to a potential Orlando buyer they’re just clutter.
Remember you want to keep your buyers attention on what they came to see … your home — their potential new Orlando Home! With little preparation and some small improvements, you may very well increase the value of your Orlando home!

The following check list will help to ensure your Orlando home is ready to show! Print this page out to use as a reference!



*cracked sidewalks

*worn carpet

*faded or worn paint

*deck boards and railings

*broken switches and light bulbs

*cracked walls and ceilings

*damaged windows and doors

*broken home appliances


Cleaning and Maintenance:

*faucets and sinks


*sweep or shovel walks and driveways

*mow lawn and trim shrubs

*oil squeaky door hinges

*new furnace filter

*storage areas

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Teri Isner, CIPS, CRS, GRI
Keller Williams At-The-Lakes
1170 Celebration Blvd
Suite 200
Celebration, Fl 34747

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