Michelle Katzenbach

DRE: SA509776000

(602) 625-6044
(602) 230-7600 (Office)

Real Estate Tips

Selling Tips




      Keep the lawn trimmed and edged.


     Weed and cultivate any other exterior plant areas.


     Trim shrubs and eliminate dead trees and branches.


     Pick up any debris, toys and lawn equipment, etc.


     Repair any fences/gates and give them a fresh coat of paint or stain if necessary.


     Make the exterior clean and attractive, including having the roof in good repair.


     Replace any cracked windows and torn screens.


     Make the entrance-way clean and inviting.


     Be sure the doorbell and/or door knocker works.


     Wash down the mailbox (if any), clean porch light(s) and sweep the porch.




     Be sure clothes are hung neatly and shoes and other objects are tidily arranged. Buyers will  

look in your drawers, cupboards and closets.


     Bathrooms should be sparkling clean with no stains or mildew.


     Repair the caulking in tubs and showers.


     If necessary, replace shower curtain and set out fresh towels.


     Bedrooms should appear neat with attractive spreads and curtains.


     Pack up belongings that you will not be using in the next few months and store them neatly in the garage if there is space or rent a storage unit. Our goal is to show buyers that there is lots of space for THEIR belongings.


     The kitchen should be especially clean and all dishes should be put away.