Anytime someone is going to list their home on the market for sale there will be a list of things to do to get it in perfect condition. While you may be planning the bigger items, it is important to not forget all of the little things. Here are four items that you should pay close attention to before you put your home on the market for sale. 


A little paint goes a long way so if you have some time and the ability to do this yourself, it can be an inexpensive way to really make a great impression. Tired and worn paint can really make your home appear dated and neglected. If you don’t have the money to paint everything inside and out, just do the areas that have seen the most significant wear and tear. Also, keeping all the colors neutral is a good way to go.


A dirty and worn carpet will certainly make a bad impression. Consider replacing rooms that have a worn carpet with either new carpeting or even better, upgrade to a hardwood or laminate. These surfaces will be more sanitary, neutral and won’t trap in any foul odors like carpeting can.

Locks and Door Handles

Does your home have any broken door locks or handles that don’t work properly? These can be a problem if they don’t work, but especially for any new owners making them feel unsafe. Replacing them will help avoid any issues with showings to prospective buyers.

Outdoor Decking and Patios

The same applies to the exterior areas of your home. Do any of your outdoor spaces such as a front stoop or rear deck need any work? Other than eliminating any safety concerns, replacing decking or broken masonry will also give buyers the feeling that the home has been well cared for.