Preparing Your Home For Sale Checklist

The following is a list of helpful information and suggestions to ensure selling your home is an enjoyable and safe experience:

  • Remove as much clutter as possible and try to have neat and organized closets and cupboards.
  • Keep your home as clean as possible as showings may occur at the most unexpected times!
  • Remove any and all paper documents, bills, and receipts from easy to view areas to ensure your privacy.
  • DO NOT let any individual into your home unless a Realtor accompanies him/her and we have notified you of the showing.
  • Should an interested individual knock on your door asking for information, please tell them to contact myself at the number listed on the sign. Do not give them a feature sheet or let them into your home under any circumstances.
  • Any and all contractors hired by myself to photograph your home, take measurements, do home inspections and so forth will identify themselves with a business card and you will always be notified of their names and the date and time they will be at your home.
  • Please try to keep your walkways and drive way clear of snow/ice as much as possible.
  • Try to keep you exterior light on during the evening for maximum visibility.
  • A gentle air freshener or potpourri is always a nice touch.
  • Keep blinds and curtains partially open to allow plenty of light into your home during the day - if appropriate.
  • Try to ensure the kitchen is spotless with uncluttered counters, no dirty dishes and a clean stove.
  • PLEASE try not to be at home during showings unless absolutely necessary.
  • It is helpful to repair any damage to walls that is visible or will become visible once you move out.
  • Removing soap scum, mildew and stains from toilets, shower stalls, sinks and counter is always a good idea.
  • Try to repair or replace any broken items such as window screens, attached fixtures, baseboards, screws, brackets, levers, handles and so forth.
  • Clear away any pet messes from your lawn and keep the yard as clean and orderly as possible.
  • Make sure your garage is free of clutter and dirt.