Home Sellers Checklist

  • MAKE IT SPOTLESS INSIDE & OUTSIDE.  Clean everything, including the appliances, carpets, blinds and windows.
  • KEEP IT FRESH.  Eliminate odors, such as mildew, pet or cooking smells.  Have a third party “smell tester” check when finished.
  • GET RID OF CLUTTER.  Clutter makes the appearance smaller.  Clear off counters, tabletops, mantles and dressers.
  • PACK UP PERSONAL COLLECTIONS AND PHOTOS.  You are selling.  Make the home appeal to the buyer who wants to “see himself” in your home.
  • CREATE OPEN, WELCOMING OPEN SPACES.  Arrange furniture to highlight each room’s strong points.  Make rooms appear larger by eliminating extra furniture and accessories.
  • LET THERE BE LIGHT.  Prune back plants that may block natural light.  Keep blinds and curtains open, especially if there is a view.
  • BRIGHTEN THE WALLS.  A fresh coat of paint will make a room more inviting.  Light, neutral and warm tones are best.  They make the rooms appear larger and are more welcoming to the buyer.
  • SPRUCE UP THE YARD.  Keep the lawn mowed and green.  Store toys and garden tools.  Weed the flowerbeds and add a fresh layer of bark.
  • MAKE A GREAT ENTRANCE.  Paint the front door. Install a nice doorknob set and porch light.  Fill planters with seasonal flowers.  Put up new house numbers.
  • DO A DRIVE-BY INSPECTION.  Pretend you are the buyer.  Drive up to the home and look at it through fresh eyes.  If you have missed anything, now is the time to make those changes.
  • GIVE ME A CALL, LET’S GET TOGETHER AND LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE!