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Selling Your House

The first step when putting your house on the market is to conduct a thorough inspection, preferably with a friend, to really take a look at all the things that need to be fixed. Here are some items to check:

  • Check all doors and handles to make sure they work properly.
  • Inspect all drawers in kitchens and baths to make sure they operate.
  • Ensure no faucets leak.
  • Make sure all lighting works.
  • All flooring should be in good shape. If not, repairs and/or replacements should be done.
  • The exterior of the home should be neat and presentable. Any loose trim or chipped paint should be repaired.
  • A good exterior landscaping clean up should be done. It's great to plant flowers to add some color.
  • Consider touching-up walls and trim or paint entire rooms to freshen the look of your home.

Starter Tools for Your New Home

  1. Claw Hammer
  2. Set of screwdrivers (flat head and Phillips)
  3. 16-foot tape measure
  4. Utility knife
  5. Set of Allen wrenches (standard and metric)
  6. Set of pliers (slip joint, needle nose and wire cutters)
  7. 2-foot level
  8. Set of wrenches (standard and metric)
  9. Cordless drill/drivers with set of drill bits and screw bits
  10. Toolbox to hold it all
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