• Flooring cleaned and vacuumed
  • Yard cleaned and trimmed
  • Hedges trimmed
  • Interior and exterior painted and repaired
  • Fencing in good repair
  • Clean garage
  • Garage doors in good repair
  • Appliances clean and in working order
  • Faucets and commodes in working order
  • Door bell works
  • Clean out closets
  • Clear up any clutter inside and outside your home
  • Pool and pool area cleaned
  • Pressure wash the outside of your home for a fresh clean look
  • Keep home dusted
  • Curtains and blinds cleaned
  • Fans and lighting fixtures cleaned


Place a For Sale by Owner Sign in your yard and at the end of your street to direct potential home buyers to your property.  Make sure to make up a flyer with any relevant information on the property and photos for an extra special touch and put in a Take One tube/box, list the following on your flyer:

  • Number of bedrooms (is it a split plan)?
  • Number of bathrooms (full baths and/or half baths)
  • Living room
  • Square footage of the home
  • Sales price
  • What type of flooring does it have?
  • Does it have a pool?
  • Does it have a fireplace?
  • How old is the roof? (this is a common question)
  • How old is the air conditioner? (this is a common question)
  • What is the age of the property? (this is a common question)
  • List what appliances/items are being sold with the property if any
  • Amount of homeowners/condominium assessments if any
  • School district elementary/middle/high
  • Is your home on septic or central water (this is a common question)


Herald Tribune: 941-953-5555

Cost of a newspaper add will be determined by its size


**Weekend open houses are a great way to show off your home to lots of people at one time.  Be prepared for a lot of realtors and lookers**