Even though we don't close on our house for 1 week & 3 days but work has already started.
Before we close FHA had a few things that they said needed to be done before they would approve an FHA loan. One of those things was painting the entire outside of the house. Orginally the seller offered to do the painting but after seeing what kind of job he did on other things, we said "You pay for the paint & we'll paint it!" That way we can fix the trim & do some yard work & other things that need to be done at the same time. My FIL & Kyle are doing all of the work which is awesome.
There is lots of be done. They are nailing in the siding, scrapping off old paint with a wire brush, sanding, taking down & putting up new trim, caulking the crap out of the holes, taking down bee hives that were in the trim & many other things that I can't remember off the top of my head.
Oh the joys of buying a fixer upper!