When it comes to selling your home, cleanliness is right next to the pen that signs the contract. Make sure you make these things sparkle before putting up that Maple Leaf Realty sign in the yard of your Bennington home:
• Stove – if you can’t replace it, shine it up. Scrub the oven, replace burners, and polish those well-used burner knobs.
• Bathtub – get rid of the ring, scour soap scum, and re-caulk the edges. Do the same for the bathroom sink – the rust spots can turn off a buyer.
• Wood floors and carpets – we often forget about the floor beneath the furniture. Remove furniture, clean and polish to a lovely sheen and replace – perhaps trying out a better traffic flow while you are at it.
• Windows – pull off the screens and wash with a scrub brush or take to a car wash. A simple vinegar and water solution can give the glass a new shine. The new owners will see themselves in the surface – and in their home!