Sellers Check List
Exterior of your property known as "curb appeal"
- Mowing your lawn and keeping your flowers watered will give a fresh and clean look to your property.
- Make sure the lawn equipment, toys, and vehicles are stored out-of-sight if at all possible. You don't want any distractions for a potential buyer.
- Depending on the amount of work involved, any painting or touch-up work can pay big dividends.
Inside the home
- The neater the interior, the easier it is for a buyer to visualize their furniture in the home, as well as in living there. Get rid of any clutter.
- Make sure the bathrooms and kitchen are clean.
- A buyer will look in the closets, so keep them neat.
- Keep the windows clean. You want the buyer to look out and be able to see the view without smudges on the glass.
What to fix
- When a buyer has made an accepted offer, he will have an opportunity for a building inspection. Anything broken or not working properly may need to be fixed to the buyer's satisfaction. Getting things fixed before hand makes the selling process easier.
- Fix leaky faucets inside and outside.
- Replace anything missing or broken such as doors, windows, or appliances.
- The odor of cigarette smoke in a house can be a turnoff for many people. If you smoke, using an air freshener and opening the house to the outside air can help minimize the smell.
- Make sure that you have all ash trays, litter boxes, and all trash removed and concealed before the house is shown.
- Fresh flowers and scented candles add a pleasant touch for showings.