Home Selling Checklist

Home Selling Checklist

Preparing your home for sale is a lot of little tasks to do and never enough time to do them! Sometimes you don't even know where to start, no worries, here's a quick checklist to follow all of your duties! 

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  • Inspect fences, gates, and latches. Repair or replace as needed.

  • Check the pool and/or spa equipment and pumps. Make sure all are working properly and that the pool and/or spa are kept clean. 

  • Air conditioners/heaters, evaporative coolers, hot water heater should be clean, working, and inspected if necessary. Replace filters.

  • Keep washer and dryer clean and empty.

  • Avoid extension cords in plain view.

  • Make sure all kitchen appliances are clean and work properly.

  • Image titleRemove clutter throughout the house. Organize and clean out closers and pantry.

  • Rearrange furniture to make rooms appear larger. If possible, remove and/or store excess furniture. 

  • Replace worn shower curtains.

  • Repair or replace loud ventilating fans.

  • Make sure toilets seats look new and are firmly attached.

  • If doors stick or squeak, fix them.

  • Repair leaky faucets and caulking in bathtubs and showers.

  • Brighten the appearance inside by painting walls, cleaning windows and window coverings, and removing sunscreens.

  • Shampoo carpeting or replace if very worn. Clean tile floors, particularly the caulking. Image title

  • Repair or replace loose knobs on doors and cabinets.

  • Clean and organize the garage, and ensure the door is in good working order. 

  • Remove any oil and rust stains from the driveway and garage.

  • Check stucco walls for cracks and discoloration.

  • Ensure that all exterior lights are working.

  • Make sure the door bell works properly and has a pleasant sound.

  • Make sure the front steps are clear and hazard-free.

  • Repair or replace worn shutters and other exterior trim.

  • If screens or windows are damaged, replace or repair them.

  • Paint or replace the mailbox, if needed.

  • Make your entry inviting; Paint your front door and buy a new front door mat.

  • Mow and edge the lawn regularly, and trim the shrubs.Image title


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