Seller’s Checklist

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In order to maximize the selling price and effectiveness of selling your home, we have compiled a printable list with proven recommendations and a few key reminders.

OUTSIDE:
Talk about curb appeal! It is estimated that more than half of all houses are sold before the buyer(s) even get out of their cars. Stand across the street from your house and review it’s curb appeal.

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Sweep or blow off all walkways

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Remove newspapers, bikes, toys and any yard tools or equiptment

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Park extra cars away from the property

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Trim shrubs and trees

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Apply fresh paint throughout

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Clean windows and window coverings throughout

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Make sure all plumbing and appliances are in working order

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Make sure all sealants (window, tub, shower, sink, etc.) are in good condition

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Make sure roof and gutters are in good condition and clean; no repairs needed

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Make sure lawn doesn’t look like it needs mowing, plant flowers and spruce up mulch or refresh beds etc. with new mulch

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Keep outdoor pet areas clean and any pet droppings picked up

INSIDE

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Kitchen and bathroom should shine

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Quick once-over with the vacuum; all carpets should be clean

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Place fresh flowers in the main rooms

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Put dishes away, unless setting a formal display for decoration

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Make sure all beds are made and all clothes put away

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Drapes should be opened and lights turned on for a brighter welcoming feel

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Straighten up closets

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Put all toys away

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Make sure television is turned off

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Play soft music

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Keep pets out of the way. Pet areas should be clean and odor-free

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Secure jewelry, cash, prescription medication, and other valuables

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Enhance the spaciousness of each room

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Pack away collectibles so potential buyers can envision their own furnishings in the home

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Potential buyers usually feel more comfortable if the owners are not present.
  • If people unaccompanied by an agent request to see your property, please refer them to your real estate professional for an appointment.
  • Leave a number where you can be reached if you are leaving town, even for a weekend.

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