The Complete Home-Seller's Checklist
March 9, 2018 | Administrative Assistant
Springtime is the symbolic start to a new beginning. The snow melts away, the sun stays out a little longer, and flowers and trees start to bud. Not only is warmer weather approaching, but also the start of the real estate season!
Are you preparing to list your home come April or May? Here is a handy checklist to help you prepare your listing.

  • Make your home inviting
    • Arrange your furniture to maximize an open floor plan
    • Put away all knick-knacks and other collectibles
    • Make sure all house plants are alive and well taken care of
    • Remove any excess furniture
    • Reduce the number of family photos to make the home less personal
    • Brighten up dark spaces with lamps
    • Avoid scented candles or air fresheners
  • Living areas
    • Keep coffee and end tables clear
    • Keep dining room table clear except for one centerpiece or focal point
    • Remove any ashtrays
    • Put all toys away
    • Remove extra leaves and chairs from dining room table
  • Kitchen
    • Keep countertops clear of clutter
    • Make sure tile grout is clean
    • Clean all appliances
    • Make any small repairs necessary
    • Keep all cleaning products put away
    • Empty the garbage
    • Organize pantry
  • Bedrooms
    • Make beds
    • Clear off bedside tables
    • Organize closets
    • Keep closet doors shut
    • Vacuum floors
    • Repair any holes or damage to walls
  • Bathroom
    • Clean all surfaces
    • Put out a new bottle of hand soap
    • Put out clean hand towels
    • Remove unnecessary items from shower or tub
    • Hide garbage cans and cleaning supplies
    • Organize cabinets
  • Outside
    • Sweep walkways, porches, etc
    • Use outdoor furniture to show functionality
    • Clean and sweep garage
    • Keep storage areas neat
    • Prune shrubs or plants
    • Remove any dead plants
    • Mow lawn
Finish off your checklist by enlisting one of our talented realtors as your agent! We have the knowledge and experience to help you through the entire process, start to finish.
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