Preface: When it comes to taking care of the house . . . I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Not a great feeling. I am married to MR FIXIT who has the gift of just knowing how things work together. And he fixes literally everything. This is my attempt to learn it but not only that, with respect to real estate . . . keep up on these things will help you get your house ready to list. Disclaimer: We are not experts just homeowners trying to get it all done teaching our family along the way.