Preparing Your Home to Sell

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Buyers are attracted to neat, well maintained homes. Attention to the following checklist will help identify some of those improvements;

Exterior

 Front door is clean, in good condition & welcoming

 Entry is clean & properly lit

 Welcome mat looks fresh & inviting

 Doorbell is in working order

 Exterior paint & trim are in good condition

 Garage door is in good condition

 Roof is in good condition

 Windows & screens are in good condition

 Windows & glass doors are clean & sparkling

 Lawn is healthy, trimmed & edged

 Flowerbeds are well cultivated

 Trees & bushes are trimmed & healthy

 Leaves are raked

 Ground is free of trash & clutter

 Walkways & driveway are clear

 Bicycles, sports equipment, tools & toys are put away

 Garage items are neatly stored

 Garage is swept & clean

 Garbage cans are covered & neatly stored

 Play equipment is safe & neat

 Fence & gates are in good condition

 Outbuildings & sheds are in good condition

 Outdoor furniture is clean, in good shape & well placed

 Patio, deck, fence and/or railings are in good condition

 Pool area is clean & tidy

 Backyard is free of dog waste

Interior

 House smells clean & inviting

 Pet odors are not present

 Shades & curtains function property & open to let sunlight in

 All windows are sparkling & clean

 Walls are in good condition

 Doors, walls, glass & mirrors free of fingerprints & smudges

 Hard surface floors are waxed & buffed

 Carpets are in good condition & professionally cleaned

 Surfaces are dusted & sparkling clean

 Furniture is edited down & arranged in a welcoming manner

 Bedrooms are tidy, beds are made & laundry is put away

 Loose doorknobs & cabinet pulls are tightened

 Stairways are free of clutter

 All lighting fixtures and switches work properly & are clean

 All light bulbs are working

 Fireplaces are clean & in good working order

 Kitchen counters are clean & uncluttered

 All appliances are clean & sparkling

 All appliances in good working order

 Refrigerator is clear of all magnets, pictures & calendars

 Dishes are clean & put away

 Bathrooms are scoured & uncluttered, with clean towels

 Loose tiles & fixtures have been repaired

 Caulking around tubs & showers are clean & in good condition

 Faucets & sinks are in good condition

 Closets are straightened & rearranged to “maximize” space

 All non-used items are stored efficiently

 Attic, basement & storage areas are organized

 Indoor plants are healthy

 Pet toys, beds & bowls are out of the way

 Litter boxes are cleaned daily & inconspicuous