Seller’s Checklist

De-Clutter: 

Review your home. Throw away, store away. Then do it again. 

Organize: 

Review. Throw away, store away, remove, and tidy. Everything. 

Clean: 

Deep clean from top to bottom. Windows, upholstery, carpet, refrigerator, oven - yes, 
buyers open them. Vacuum and wipe down everything. Empty trash daily. 

Paint: 

The least expensive, most effective thing you can do in addition to cleaning and 
organizing is paint. A fresh coat in a neutral color can enhance your property. 

Brighten: 

Light equals space. Prior to showings, wash windows, raise blinds, and turn on lights. 
Add lamps to brighten dark rooms or corners. 

Repair: 

Make simple repairs such as paint and spackling touch ups, replace light bulbs, cracked 
windows, and fix leaky faucets. 

Maintain: 

Keep your front entrance and lawn neat and inviting with potted plants. 

Remove: 

Any personal property not included in the sale should be removed including lighting, 
window treatments, and pets; as well as all pet bowls and litter boxes. 

Inspect: 

Hire a professional, licensed inspector prior to putting your home on the market to find 
and eliminate potential problems before they become a buyer’s issue. 

Disclose: 

By law, sellers must disclose existing structural and mechanical problems, flooding and 
other defects. Withholding this information can lead to litigation after the close of the sale.
 
 

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