Brady and Son Realty

A Real Estate Team from Keller Williams Silicon City

Fulfilling Dreams, one Home at a Time.

Whether you are selling, buying, or investing, our goal is to meet your Real Estate needs so well that you recommend us to your family and friends.

2221 Oakland Road #268, San Jose, CA 95131

Phone: 408-868-8052

Creating your Wish List

60-seconds: That’s all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home’s appeal.


  • Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter. Don’t forget the side yards.
  • Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds.
  • Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
  • Tighten and clean all door handles.
  • Clean windows inside and out.
  • Powerwash home’s exterior.
  • Ensure all gutters and downspouts are firmly attached, functioning, and free of debris.
  • Paint the front door.
  • Buy a new welcome mat.
  • Place potted flowers near the front door.


  • Remove any furniture or other items that interrupt “the flow” or make the room appear smaller. Consider renting a storage unit to move items off-site.
  • Clean and organize cabinets, closets, and shelves. If your closets are stuffed, buyers may feel the home is cramped or lacks sufficient storage.
  • Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Shampoo carpets, clean other floors as well. Consider steam cleaning if compatible with the flooring.
  • Remove excessive wall hangings and knick-knacks. Particularly, remove family portraits – you want the buyers to envision their family pictures there, not yours
  • Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps. Make sure toilets are properly seated and bolts tightened so they do not rock.
  • Make minor repairs (torn screens, sticking doors, cracked caulking).
  • Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
  • Replace worn cabinet and door knobs.
  • Fix or replace discolored grout.
  • Replace broken tiles.
  • Replace worn countertops.

Special details for showings

  • Turn on all the lights.
  • Open all drapes and shutters in the daytime.
  • Keep pets secured outdoors.
  • Set out fresh (new) towels in bathrooms.
  • Ensure bedding is clean and beds are made well.
  • Replace old lamps or lampshades, refresh old bulbs with brighter LEDs.
  • Play quiet background music.
  • Ensure the fireplace is clean. Light if gas, or possibly use candles.
  • Infuse home with an inviting aroma, such as apple spice or vanilla.
  • Set the dining room table for a fancy dinner party.
  • Vacate the property while it is being shown.

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