Seller's Checklist

Selling a home is amongst one of the most stressful transactions we experience. Let us help you with some invaluable tips on how to sell your home faster, hassle free and for the most money achievable.

 

EXTERIOR

  • Repaint any areas where paint is peeling (i.e. Window frames, garage, door etc.)Sell-your-Home-Help
  • Wash all windows
  • Repair/paint fences & decks
  • Repair/paint gutters & downspouts
  • Replace torn screens
  • Remove oil stains from driveway & garage floor
  • Trim trees & hedges
  • Weed and trim lawn
  • Remove any clutter from the front & backyard

ENTRANCEWAY

  • Make sure doorbell is working
  • Replace rusty mailbox, door handle or exterior light
  • Replace welcome mat if needed & keep stoop clear of clutter
  • Keep foyer clear of clutter
  • Clean hall closet of seasonal clothes

LIVRM, DINRM, FAMRM & BEDRM

  • Repair/repaint any holes, dents or fading walls or ceilings
  • Clean carpets, hardwood & ceramic in designated areas
  • Clean/replace draperies, blinds & bedspreads
  • Remove excess furniture and clutter (This will make rooms appear larger)
  • Tidy closet (show there is ample room)
  • Open drapes to allow the sun to shine through

KITHENS AND BATHROOMS

  • Remove clutter from counter tops
  • Clean appliances thoroughly
  • Clean/organize cupboards
  • Repair any leaky faucets
  • Repair caulking around bathtubs & showers
  • Clean/replace shower curtains, drapes & toilet seats
  • Place air fresheners around home

GENERAL

  • Replace any burnt out light bulbs
  • Remove cobwebs from ceiling & floor corners
  • Oil squeaky doors/hinges
  • Make sure all doors, windows & cupboards close properly
  • Open windows to air out the house & get odors out
  • Place home accents, plants, fresh flowers & fruits, air fresheners or scented candles. (Vanilla or Cinnamon gives a welcomed feeling)

Remember that you are not just selling a house, you are selling your home. By following these relatively simple tips, your home will show with pride of ownership.