Checklist for Home Sellers


  • Mow and water the lawn.
  • Trim trees and plant flowers.
  • Store all bikes, toys and equipment out of sight.
  • Paint or touch-up the outside of the house.
  • Put potted flowers in the front.



  • Get rid of unnecessary furniture.
  • Clean closets and clear off countertops.
  • Scrub all tile floors.
  • Clean all carpets.
  • Clean all windows and mirrors.
  • Clean stains in all sinks and tubs.



  • Fix leaky faucets.
  • Replace missing door or cabinet handles.
  • Fix or replace broken appliances.
  • Replace broken tiles in bathroom or kitchen.
  • Paint if necessary.
  • Discuss major repairs with your Sales Associate.
Freshen Up

  • Stop smoking in the house.
  • Bathe pets and clean out litter boxes.
  • Empty all trash, recycle bins, etc.
  • Dry-clean drapes and shampoo carpets.
  • Use baking soda boxes in smell-prone areas.
  • Place flowers, potpourri or air fresheners around the house.
Ask a “buyer”

  • Invite a friend to walk through your home like a buyer would.
  • Get their opinion on whether or not it’s inviting, clean and well-maintained. Make any changes they suggest.