There are several things that can be done to preprare your home for the real estate market,even with the current weather. Preparing your home can actually incrase your homes value.
THE FRONT DOOR-If you have a storm door, you can repaint your front door even during the inclement weather. A freshly painted front door can give your home a fresh appearance. The door handle should be tight and functioning properly. Any windows that can be cleaned should be to bring in more light to the home.
FLOORING-Your carpeting sould be cleaned and if necessary, replaced. I have a carpeting installer that does a great job and for a fraction of big companies. He replaced the carpeting in a 1,800 sq.ft 4 bedroom colonial for $2,600 with a great plsuh carpet and good padding. Torn vinyl flooring should be replaced if possible. Hardwood floors can be brought back to their original luster with Murphy's Oil Soap.
INTERIOR PAINTING-if there are rooms that look old and dingy, or you have rooms with personalized decor you should neutralize them with off white wall decor. Any trim should be painted gloss white.
REPAIRING THOSE ITEMS YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO-I have contractors available to do these or any other repairs at a good price. Please feel free to call me for his information.